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M. Hytham Rifai, MD

Dr. Rifai is the founder of Neurological & Spinal Surgery (NSS). Under his stewardship, NSS has grown while serving the residents of Northwest Indiana for more than two decades. Dr. Rifai is constantly researching new technologies and treatments for patients suffering from neurological, brain and spinal disorders. He was one of the first neurosurgeons in the region to offer minimally-invasive microscopic spinal surgery, vascular neurosurgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery using Gamma Knife ® modality. Dr. Rifai completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. His specializations include minimally invasive microscopic spine surgery and cerebral vascular and neurosurgical disease.

Dr. Rifai also serves as a Diplomate for the American Board of Neurological Surgery and as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago while maintaining an academic affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Professional memberships include the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS), and American Back Society.

      Hospital Affiliations
Our neurosurgeons maintain affiliations with numerous academic hospitals in and around the Northern Indiana region, including the Indiana University School of Medicine; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago; and University of Illinois at Chicago and Peoria. These relationships give us access to advanced technical services and allow us to consult with other skilled physicians in related fields. We are committed to the continued development of our Spine & Brain Program, created to enhance spine and brain related services for patients and their families in this region. View flash movie by clicking here.

We are pleased to announce our affiliation with the below institutions. To view more information, click on one of the following:

Community Hospital La Porte Regional Health System
Methodist Hospitals Pinnacle Hospital
Porter Memorial Hospital St. Anthony Medical Center
St. Margaret Mercy St. Mary Medical Center
Mayo Clinic Northwestern University
University of Illinois at Chicago and Peoria  
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