Back & Spine Specialists
Meet Our Specialists
The highly skilled doctors at Weiss Memorial Hospital care for a wide range of back and spine conditions, from cervical spine disorders and degenerative disc diseases to scoliosis, spine trauma and tumors. When surgery is necessary, our experienced surgeons employ advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, to stabilize painful joints, decompress pinched nerves, fuse bones and correct deformities. Find the spine doctor in Chicago who is right for you:
Learn more about our Orthopedic Specialists.
4646 N. Marine Drive
8th floor, Elevator C
Chicago, IL 60640 Weiss Memorial Hospital
Thomas A. McNally, M.D.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR, CHICAGO SPINE CENTER AT WEISS; SURGEON
Thomas A. McNally, MD, is the medical director of the Spine Center at the Chicago Center for Orthopedics and Robotic-Assisted Surgery. He is an expert in non-operative and operative care of the spine. He emphasizes a patient first philosophy when treating patients. Dr. McNally utilizes a team approach to provide his patients with comprehensive support for all aspects of their spine health management.
Dr. McNally specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, including pediatric and adult spine surgery, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical spine, thoracolumbar spine, scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis.
After graduating from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. McNally completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He is fellowship trained at Rush University Medical Center in comprehensive spinal care, the University of Chicago in minimally invasive spine procedures, and Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago for pediatric spine and scoliosis management.
Dr. McNally is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the Scoliosis Research Society. He is a member of the North American Spine Society.
Year Started Practice
- Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Pediatric and adult spine surgery
- Disc herniations
- Spinal stenosis
- Cervical spine
- Thoracolumbar spine
- Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- Internship: University of Chicago Hospitals-Orthopaedic
- Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals-Spinal
- Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospitals-Spinal
- Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center-Spinal
- Fellowship: Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago
Eldin Karaikovic, M.D., Ph.D.
SURGEON; INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Eldin Karaikovic, M.D., Ph.D., started his practice in 2002, after graduating from the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, he specializes in pediatric and adult spinal deformities, short segment fixation for scoliosis and thoracolumbar fractures, kyphoplasty, artificial discs, and herniated cervical and lumbar discs.
Since joining the team at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Dr. Karaikovic has operated on hundreds of patients and earned the Most Dynamic Practice Award for patient loyalty as well as numerous CARE Awards for Excellence in Patient Care. Dr. Karaikovic also travels the world, training surgeons at highly respected medical centers as well as surgeons at local hospitals in developing world countries. He is one of a handful of surgeons in the United States capable of conducting a technique called short segment spinal instrumentation and fusion surgery. The innovative technique is used to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, a condition that, if left untreated, can lead to sometimes life-threatening medical problems.
Following medical school, Dr. Karaikovic — fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian — came to the United States. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in adult and pediatric spine orthopedics at the University of Missouri, as well as another fellowship in orthopedic trauma at New York University. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Karaikovic also conducts research. He focuses on biomechanical studies on spinal instrumentations, such as cervical pedicle screws, and post-graduate teaching. He has co-authored more than 30 papers and book chapters, given more than 90 presentations and been an invited speaker more than 60 times.
Year Started Practice
- Orthopedic surgery
- Spine surgery
- Orthopedic trauma
- Orthopedic surgery
- Pediatric and adult spinal deformities
- Short segment fixation for scoliosis and thoracolumbar fractures
- Artificial discs
- Herniated cervical and lumbar discs
- Workers compensation
- Medical School: University of Sarajevo, Bosnia
- Internship: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
- Residency: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
- Fellowship: New York University, NY (Orthopedic Trauma)
- Fellowship: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (Spine)