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"Most of the time patients come to see me because they have back, neck, or radiating pain, numbness, or tingling. Many times surgery is not the first option. I may suggest different things such as physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, or even medications and time. Surgeries, when utilized can often be a very great help in restoring normal function and many patients see a significantly greater improvement than they even thought was possible."

Fellowship, Spine, University of Texas Houston, Houston TX

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

M.D., Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

Board Certification

Orthopedic

Professional Memberships

PSMJC Ortho Counsel

PSMJC Ortho Program Development/Spine/Peds ED/General

Dr. Faris Abusharif Headshot"I sincerely believe no one should have to live with pain. My goal with each patient is to outline a personalized plan of care that we both agree on and to work diligently to control this pain rather than have it control you."

Fellowship, Interventional Pain Management, University of Illinois, Chicago IL

Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Residency, General Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL

M.D., Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

Board Certification

Pain Management

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Society

Chicago Medical Society

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Academy of Pain Medicine

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management

"As an early adopter of minimally invasive techniques, I have over 14 years of experience with complicated spine surgeries. By employing small incisions, I focus on reducing post-op pain and shortening the rehabilitation period."

Fellowship, Complex Spine Reconstruction, Northwestern University, Chicago IL

Residency, Neurosurgery, Northwestern University, Chicago IL

M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Congress of Neurosurgeons

"My team and I pride ourselves in spending time with our patients to make sure they are well informed about their diagnosis and treatment plan. My goal is to identify your pain source first, and then to begin treatment with my expertise in procedures including spinal decompression and fusion, microsurgery, and artificial disk replacement."

Fellowship, Spine Surgery, University of California, San Diego CA

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Medical Association Physician Member

North American Spine Society

"My mission is to provide individualized care for each patient. The cornerstone of this philosophy is to utilize surgery as the last option; I often recommend nonsurgical solutions for the relief of neck and back pain including diagnostic procedures, pain management, and physical therapy. For proper surgical candidates I bring extensive training in procedures including minimally invasive surgery, decompression, and fusion."

Fellowship, Spine Surgery, The Texas Back Institute, Dallas, TX

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

M.D., Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL

J.D., Southern Illinois University Law School, Carbondale, IL

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Medical Association Physician Member

North American Spine Society

Our surgeons are all Board-certified and well respected in their fields. To learn more, read about them to the left or contact us below.