Neurosurgery

    Overview

    Neurosurgeons specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. 

    Treatment encompasses both non-operative management (e.g. prevention, diagnosis – including image interpretation – and treatments such as, but not limited to, neurocritical intensive care and rehabilitation) and operative management with its associated image use and interpretation (e.g. endovascular surgery, functional and restorative surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and spinal fusion – including its instrumentation.

    In conjunction with HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Centers, state-of-the-art computer image guidance devices and intra-operative imaging systems are available for procedures. The entire spectrum of neurosurgical procedures is performed in Springfield. This includes brain surgery for tumors and movement disorders.

    These systems allow for more accurate and less invasive procedures for  neurosurgical diseases of the brain (including tumors, Parkinson’s disease, hydrocephalus, epilepsy and others) and spine (including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, compression fractures, congenital disorders and others). These systems also are used in minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS) for degenerative and congenital disorders (such as Chiari Malformations) as well as for traumatic injuries. These techniques provide improved patient outcomes with shorter hospital stays and shorter recovery times.

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Devin Amin, MD

    Neurosurgeon Neurosurgery
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jeffrey Cozzens, MD

    Chair, Division of Neurosurgery Neurosurgery, Cancer Care
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jose Espinosa, MD

    Neurosurgery
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Katie Hartman, FNP-C

    Neurosurgery
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Patricia Klos, CNP-BC

    Neurosurgery
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Our Locations

    Place

    SIU Neurosurgery Clinic

    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702