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What is Chronic Subdural Hematoma?

Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a condition characterized by the accumulation of blood between the brain's surface and the outermost layer of its protective covering over a period of weeks or months. CSDH typically occurs in older adults and is often associated with head trauma or minor head injuries. The accumulation of blood leads to increased pressure on the brain, resulting in symptoms such as headaches, confusion, dizziness, weakness, and changes in cognitive function.

Why Dr. William Ares?

Dr. William Ares, a highly skilled neurosurgeon based in Chicago, IL, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic subdural hematomas. His expertise and compassionate care make him the ideal choice for patients seeking effective management of this condition.

Accurate Diagnosis: Dr. Ares utilizes advanced imaging techniques, such as CT scans and MRI, to accurately diagnose chronic subdural hematomas and determine their size, location, and severity. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for developing an appropriate treatment plan.

Comprehensive Treatment Options: Dr. Ares offers a comprehensive range of treatment options for chronic subdural hematomas, tailored to each patient's specific needs. Treatment may include conservative management with close monitoring, medication to control symptoms, or surgical intervention such as burr hole drainage or craniotomy. Dr. Ares carefully evaluates each patient's case to determine the most suitable treatment approach to achieve optimal outcomes.

Minimally Invasive Techniques: Dr. Ares is skilled in utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible for the treatment of chronic subdural hematomas. These techniques result in smaller incisions, reduced scarring, and faster recovery times, allowing patients to resume their daily activities with minimal disruption.

Collaborative Approach: Dr. Ares believes in a collaborative approach to patient care. He works closely with a multidisciplinary team, including neurologists, radiologists, and intensivists, to ensure comprehensive evaluation and optimal treatment outcomes for patients with chronic subdural hematomas.

Patient-Centered Care: Dr. Ares is dedicated to providing patient-centered care, focusing on each individual's unique needs, concerns, and goals. He takes the time to thoroughly explain the condition, treatment options, and expected outcomes, ensuring that patients and their families are well-informed and actively involved in their healthcare decisions.

If you are seeking expert care for chronic subdural hematomas in Chicago, IL, Dr. William Ares offers exceptional neurological expertise, utilizing advanced techniques to accurately diagnose and effectively treat chronic subdural hematomas, aiming to improve patients' outcomes and overall well-being.

Chronic Subdural Hematoma - Neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL

Chronic Subdural Hematoma


A long-standing accumulation of blood between the brain and its outermost covering.


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