Our neurosurgery patients receive world-class, comprehensive care

As a Phelps neurosurgery (brain or spine surgery) patient, you will receive timely, precise and compassionate diagnoses and treatment from our distinguished team of neurosurgeons. When you have surgery at Phelps or our sister facility, Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, you will receive care at two of the nation’s best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Our neurosurgeons are recognized leaders in their field, and experts in compassionate treatment and care of brain, spine, and nervous system disorders. Accomplished researchers, as well as clinicians, are on the forefront of breakthroughs in neurological science, bringing you the most modern approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and care.

Our neurosurgeons are on the forefront of neurological science and bring you modern approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and care.

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Learn more about neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, our sister facility.

Centers of Excellence diagnose and treat a full range of neurologic conditions

Our neurosurgical specialists practice state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical techniques, as well as rehabilitation for disorders of the spine and spinal cord to help you regain mobility and return to an active, independent life.

If you do require surgery, then we will work with you to determine whether the surgical expertise at Phelps Hospital or at one of Lenox Hill Hospital’s Centers of Excellence will best meet your needs. Each of the four Centers of Excellence has its own multidisciplinary team of specialists who will coordinate your care, from diagnosis and evaluation, to surgery, to post-operative rehabilitation. They can help you manage a variety of disorders, including:

Our multidisciplinary approach to treating neurosurgical issues

As a Phelps neurosurgery patient, every step of your care is our top priority. That’s why we assemble a team of multidisciplinary experts—all renowned in their field—to follow you from the moment you receive your diagnosis to the day you finish rehabilitation.

Our neurosurgeons treat the full scope of neurosurgical issues, from the simplest to the most rare and complex, including:

To ensure your optimal outcome, our experts use the latest innovations, including minimally invasive surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and deep brain stimulation. We have access to the most advanced technologies, like the Gamma Knife, and the 3D videomicroscope, a groundbreaking device that produces extraordinarily high-resolution images of the most delicate brain and spine operations, which your entire surgical team can observe in 3D.

Treatments include:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Lumbar/cervical discectomy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal fusion
  • Surgical decompression
  • Spondylosis treatment
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Experts in pituitary, brain tumor, endoscopic spine, and skull base surgeries

Our center offers world-class diagnostic, evaluation and treatment services for disorders of the pituitary gland and anterior skull base, including:

Pituitary tumors:

  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing’s disease
  • All pituitary tumors and adenomas
  • Non-secreting pituitary adenomas
  • Prolactinomas
  • Recurrent pituitary adenomas
  • Thyrotroph adenomas

Skull base tumors:

  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Clival tumors
  • Chordoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Germinomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Gliomas
  • Hypophysitis and other inflammatory disorders
  • Rathke’s cleft cyst
  • Sellar masses and adenomas
  • CNS sarcoid

We take a team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of complex brain tumors. As leaders in the treatment of these conditions, our neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, and ENT specialists offer cutting-edge diagnoses and therapies, including image guided systems for precise surgical navigation and radiotherapy for painless, nonsurgical treatment.

Our multidisciplinary team specializes in treating all types of brain tumors, including:

Primary and metastatic brain tumors:

  • Glioblastoma
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Gliomas
  • Ependymoma
  • Low-grade astrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Mixed oligoastrocytomas
  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Brainstem glioma
  • Meningiomas
  • Lymphoma
  • All brain metastasis including breast, lung, prostate, colon, and melanoma

Skull base tumors:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Chordomas
  • Chondrosarcomas
  • Glomus tumors
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Metastatic skull base tumors
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Pineal region tumors including pinealblastoma, and pinealcytoma
  • Lymphoma

Spinal cord tumors:

  • Neurofibroma
  • Spinal metastasis
  • Meningiomas
  • Chordomas
  • Chondrosarcomas
  • Schwannoma
  • Neurogangliomas
  • Metastatic spinal cord tumors
  • Myxopapillary ependymoma
We are committed to comprehensive care

Our commitment to your care begins when you walk through our doors, from diagnosis through treatment, to follow-up and beyond. This means keeping you informed during every step of your treatment and care, either by helping you to communicate with your physicians in real time, or setting up a virtual office visit before your surgery.

Your surgeon will create a podcast, which explains all the information covered during your office visit. The podcast will be emailed to you, so you can refer to it at your convenience. And to help you understand your individual treatment plan, we will send you a personalized video of your post-operative instructions.

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