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Gursant Atwal, Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery

Gursant S. Atwal, MD


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Dr. Gursant Atwal practices in the Department of Neurosurgery at UI Health. Dr. Atwal is fellowship-trained in both open vascular and endovascular neurosurgery, and he specializes in treating disorders involving the blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord, including stroke, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), cavernomas, vertebrobasilar disease, and carotid artery disease. As a member of the Neurovascular Team, he has a multidisciplinary approach to help devise the best possible solutions to some of the most complex neurovascular problems and provide patient-centric care for their unique condition. In collaboration with the Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Atwal also focuses on treating skull base tumors using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. His research interests include cerebrovascular physiology, clinical outcomes in vascular diseases, and methodologies to improve neurosurgical training.

Gender: Male
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

Language : English, Hindi, Punjabi

Neurosurgeon Dr. Gursant Atwal, Neurosurgery, talks about his role in treating and counseling patients.

Specialties & Services

  • Neurosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery


Outpatient Care Center, Suite 4E

1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery (RFP in CNS Endovascular Neurosurgery)
  • Fellowship: Barrow Neurological institute (Cerebrovascular/Skull Base) — Phoenix, AZ
  • Fellowship: State University of New York at Buffalo (Endovascular Neurosurgery) — Buffalo, NY
  • Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo — Buffalo, NY
  • Internship: State University of New York at Buffalo — Buffalo, NY
  • Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo — Buffalo, NY