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What is Subdural Hematoma (SDH)?

A subdural hematoma (SDH) is a condition characterized by the accumulation of blood between the brain's surface and the protective layers covering it. This accumulation occurs as a result of trauma or injury to the head, leading to blood vessel rupture and bleeding. SDH can cause symptoms such as headaches, confusion, dizziness, seizures, and focal neurological deficits. In some cases, SDH can be life-threatening, requiring urgent medical attention.

Why Dr. William Ares?

Dr. William Ares, a highly skilled neurosurgeon based in Chicago, IL, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of 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 subdural hematomas and determine their location, size, 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 subdural hematomas, tailored to each patient's specific needs. Treatment may include conservative management with close monitoring, minimally invasive procedures such as burr hole drainage, or more extensive craniotomy surgery for larger or more severe hematomas. 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 subdural hematoma treatment. These techniques involve 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 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 subdural hematomas in Chicago, IL, Dr. William Ares offers exceptional neurological expertise, utilizing advanced techniques to accurately diagnose and effectively treat subdural hematomas, aiming to improve patients' outcomes and overall well-being.

Subdural Hematoma (SDH) - Neurosurgeon in Chicago, IL

Subdural Hematoma (SDH)


Accumulation of blood between the brain and the outermost covering of the brain.


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