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Harel Deutsch, MD

RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Spine and Back Care; Neurosurgery Services
Specialty: Neurological Surgery
English, Hebrew, Spanish

About Me

We spend a lot of time with the patients -- seeing how their pain and their condition is affecting their quality of life -- not just looking at the X-ray and MRI and deciding on treatment based on that. We decide our treatment based on the patient’s condition and the MRI together.


Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Neurosurgery
RUSH Neurosurgery
1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building
6th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60607

(312) 942-6644
(312) 942-2176



Neurological Surgery

Education and Training

Mount Sinai Medical Center - Neurological Surgery
Emory University Hospital - Neurological Surgery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Cervical disc replacement
Failed back syndrome
Spinal instrumentation
Spine surgery, minimally invasive
Spine surgery, revision

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.


Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Aetna PPO Exchange
Affiliated Physician Group
Ambetter of Illinois
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Inc Marketplace
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
University of Chicago Health Plans (Inactive)
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network before your visit. If you schedule an appointment and your provider is not in network with your insurance, your out of pocket liability may be higher than expected.

Ratings and Reviews

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Apr 2024
Top notch doctor & team
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Mar 2024
Professional personnel explanations given in a comprehensive manner.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Mar 2024
I would recommend, service was good.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Feb 2024
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Jan 2024
Dr Deutsch exceeded all expectations.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Oct 2023
He had obviously reviewed my case before coming Into exam room, this gave me a tremendous amount of confidence
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
Dr. Deutsch and the nursing staff were all very kind, patient, knowledgeable, and engaged in my evaluation and treatment plan. I felt respected and involved as we discussed the surgical treatment options and jointly developed my treatment plan.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
Execent surgent.
A Patient at RUSH University Medical Center - Aug 2023
Dr. Deutsch is caring & listens to me. He explains what was found & how this impacts me & has provided information on how to manage difficulties. He is very kind & I wouldn't want any other Neurologist. So appreciative for him.