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Published on August 16, 2011

Neurosurgery Returns to Kish

August 16, 2011 

Dr. Martin GryfinskiKishwaukee Community Hospital has plans to expand its neurosurgery capabilities now that a neurosurgeon is once again on the medical staff. 

Dr. Martin Gryfinski has returned to the medical staff and is working with several other doctors in the community to bring more advanced surgical procedures to the hospital. His full time practice is with DeKalb Clinic. 

Dr. Gryfinski diagnoses and treats diseases affecting the nervous system including the brain, neck and back. He also performs lumbar fusions, minimally invasive spine surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and is on call to respond to traumas seen in the Emergency Room and to consult with other physicians. 

“The past two years I’ve been practicing in the Joliet area performing complex surgeries at a Level II Trauma Center. I treated patients with head traumas and did brain surgeries and craniotomies. I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise with these and other complex procedures to the community by the end of the year,” he said. 

Specifically, Dr. Gryfinski is collaborating with Dr. Joseph Scianna, an ear, nose and throat specialist in Sycamore and Sandwich, and Dr. Amit Bhate, a radiation oncologist at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

Dr. Gryfinski has experience working with ENTs on head and neck procedures and working with radiation oncologists performing radiosurgery on cancer patients. 

Dr. Bhate is exploring the addition of stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of brain cancer. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a procedure that requires the collaboration of a neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist to treat the tumor with a precise and single, high dose of radiation in a one-day session.

Dr. Gryfinski is board certified and has been practicing for 20 years. Appointments can be made by calling DeKalb Clinic at 815.758.8571 x3500.

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