Committed to Our Communities

Neurological & Spinal Surgery (NSS), the right choice for you, has established itself as a leader in the treatment of neurosurgical disorders. At NSS, we are dedicated to serving our communities and providing knowledge and care to our patients and their loved ones. For more than 30 years, NSS has been made up of highly specialized neurosurgeons who have acquired their training and experience at highly reputable and prestigious medical centers such as Indiana University, University of Illinois and Cleveland Clinic. Our group provides advanced operative and non-operative treatment for the entire spectrum of brain, spine and peripheral nerve disorders. NSS is a leader in the treatment of brain and pituitary tumors, complex, microscopic and endoscopic brain and spine surgery and injuries. 

With office locations in Merrillville, Chesterton and our affiliation with all major hospital systems across Northwest Indiana, NSS plays a major role in bringing the latest technological advancements and neurosurgical therapies to patients in the area. The practice is one of the first in this region to perform minimally invasive microscopic spine surgery. NSS uses the latest technological advancements such as Gamma Knife which is available for the treatment of cerebral vascular and neurological disease, as well as trigeminal neuralgia and brain tumors.

All of our neurosurgeons have submitted publications and lectured in their specific areas of expertise as they continue to seek advancement in their field with each new patient they see. “I am certain that in the future, there will be even more considerable challenges and advancement in the treatment of neurological disorders. The objective of NSS is to contribute to those advancements,” said Dr. Hytham Rifai. “By combining emerging technologies and surgical expertise, NSS will continue to serve in the development and implementation of advanced treatment for neurosurgical patients throughout the Midwest.”