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About Dr. Tord D Alden

Dr. Tord D Alden, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Alden has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Tord D Alden is Great. Dr. Tord D Alden has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Tord D Alden is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago

225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Tord D Alden has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Tord D Alden has the following 19 expertise

  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Laminectomy
  • Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Stroke
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Heart Diseases
  • Glioblastoma
  • Craniotomy

Board Certifications

Dr. Tord D Alden is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Five Stars

If I could given Dr. Alden a million stars I would. My son had the unfortunate diagnosis of Craniopharyngioma. This is an extremely rare pituitary brain tumor. Dr. Alden and his staff are excellent. Every single appointment he takes times with my son. His bedside manner is excellent. He takes time to explain results, diagnosis and treatments. He pseaks to my son about his physical well being but also asks about his personal life like school and sports. We LOVE LOVE Dr. Alden. He has been a gift to our son and our family. I highly recommend him if you ever need a pediatric neurosurgeon. He is wise, experienced, kind and honest with a strong handshake. I trust him completely.

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Five Stars

Great down to earth doctor who doesn't rush you or your questions. He takes a genuine interest in the patient and explaining diagnosis and next steps. Wish more doctors were like him!

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Fantastic Doctor

Our son had Chiari Malformation so we were in search of a great doctor. Dr. Tord Alden was recommended to us by a neighbor, who raved about him, after he performed five brain surgeries on his son that ultimately saved his son's life. Our experience with Dr. Alden was fantastic from the very first appointment, through our email correspondence and through my son's surgery. Everything went beautifully and as planned. I'm so thankful for the recommendation my neighbor gave me and I'm paying it forward. I highly recommend Dr. Alden and if you're fortunate enough to use his services I hope it's at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The hospital and staff are "off the charts." It's the best hospital I've ever I've ever experienced and every staff member we interacted with was EXCELLENT.

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rude rude doctor

very rude, didnt even review the data that was right in front of him. poor

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Words cannot express how thankful we are, for meeting this surgeon.

when he spoke with us he was always very caring. He explained everything in terms that were easy to under stand. He told us everything that was going to happen and everything to expect. He was able to put us at ease in a very time hard time in our lives. Our daughter has Chiari malformation. We went to meet with him for the first time and he diagnosed her with Chiari. Three days later she had surgery. It was a unexpected diagnosis. A very scary surgery. When it was all done he came to checked on her often. He was very concerned about her, as well as our family. The experience was amazing. I hold Dr.Alden very close to my heart. I would strongly recommend him to anybody.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1995

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Tord D Alden accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL


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