Office Information


Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone 847-398-9100
Fax 847-398-9111

Email info@northwestneurosurgery.com

Address
880 W. Central Road
Suite 3200
Arlington Heights, IL 6005

Insurance and Payment

We accept many insurance plans. Below you will find a list of these plans:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield BlueChoice PPO
  • Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Workers' Compensation
  • We will also work with out-of-network plans (Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, etc.)

If Dr. Foroohar recommends a procedure that requires pre-approval for benefits under your insurance plan, our office staff will help you submit the necessary paperwork to satisfy your plan's pre-certification requirements. Dr. Foroohar's office will obtain the pre-certification for imaging including MRI, as well as surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Foroohar's office will try to work with all patients and their insurance plans, including those who are considered out-of-network. The office staff will also help to determine the benefits a patient's plan will pay. Since there are relatively few neurosurgeons, we do evaluate and treat many patients with out-of-network plans.

Dr. Foroohar's office will coordinate with the Workers' Compensation adjustor and case manager to arrange for your appointment. All Workers' Compensation patients need pre-approval and authorization before being seen.

Yes. Dr. Foroohar treats patients covered by auto accident insurance, but only if it is the patient's own insurance, not a third party's policy. As with Worker Compensation cases, auto accident insurance benefits will be verified before the patient is seen.

Payment, or your insurance co-pay, is expected on the date of service. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards.

Dr. Foroohar's office will submit surgery claims to your insurance carrier. You are expected to pay any balance not paid by your insurance in 30 to 90 days.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

When you come in for your first appointment with Dr. Foroohar, be prepared for a pleasant surprise. Our office has a peaceful, calming environment quite unlike that of a typical doctor's office.

“My office is small and controlled,” Dr. Foroohar explains. “It's not like a big medical office with thousands of patients and people calling left and right. You don't have to go through multiple layers of people. Here, you'll get the personal attention you deserve. It's a boutique practice, which is rare and hard to find today.”

Understanding Your Medical Condition

Dr. Foroohar will devote plenty of time to learn about your medical condition, as well as to answer your questions.

On the first visit, she will:
  • Take your medical history.
  • Perform a neurological exam.
  • Review any imaging, including MRIs, CT scans or x-rays, that you have brought with you.

Imaging Studies Help Dr. Foroohar Make an Accurate Diagnosis

“Some patients come in with a workup already,” says Dr. Foroohar. “Others don't have one, and I'll initiate the workup. Usually a workup involves some sort of imaging, which my office staff can arrange for you.

“I don't recommend anything without imaging—this usually involves an MRI, and sometimes x-rays or an EMG,” Dr. Foroohar explains. “I will evaluate your imaging studies to help determine an appropriate treatment plan.”

Most of My Patients Do Not Need Surgery

Dr. Foroohar takes a conservative treatment approach. “Before I recommend surgery for a herniated disc, for example, I may refer you to a specialist in pain management or physical medicine and rehabilitation,” she says. “And I often prescribe a course of physical therapy.”

If you do need surgery, Dr. Foroohar is skilled in advanced technology such as CyberKnife non-invasive radiosurgery and Brainlab intraoperative image guidance.

“A lot of the patients I do surgery on, I've known for a while,” says Dr. Foroohar. “They know they're going to have surgery, and they've done all the workup, they've gotten another opinion, and when they come in, they're all ready to schedule the surgery. Those patients are usually referrals from my other patients.”