“My team and I are passionate about developing minimally invasive cures and treatments for brain and spinal cord problems so patients can get back to their lives and families.”
Demetrius Klee Lopes, M.D., is Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and the Comprehensive Stroke Program Surgical Director at Advocate Health. He is highly skilled in neuroendovascular therapy, which is an innovative approach to the treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases from inside the blood vessels. Dr. Lopes specializes in the revascularization of the brain for cerebral ischemia, stroke and the conditions leading up to stroke, and the treatment of brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. Read more about Demetrius Lopes, MD and watch Dr. Lopes speak about the TRAP technique and the first pass effect.
Dr. Demetrius Lopes is my doctor, and I am so thankful for his talents and expertise. He is a brilliant neurosurgeon; however, what is equally meaningful is his kindness. I am not an easy patient as I move between Florida and Illinois, but Dr. Lopes and his entire...read more
How do you even begin to thank the people who saved your life? A simple “Thank You” does not even come close to how I feel since you were brought into my life. I now have a second chance in life, a fact that became clear to me from the moment we met. This was a...read more
Rush University Medical Center is first in Illinois to use an inside-the-artery clot removal device system to treat ischemic stroke. “The MAX System makes use of an inside-the-artery device to use suction at the point of the clot to enable complete, safer clot...read more
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