The neurosurgery team at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is committed to providing our patients with excellent neurosurgical care — from the first office contact to surgery and through recovery. Our comprehensive program includes expertise in almost all fields of neurosurgery.
For patients with neck or low back pain, surgery should be selected only after less invasive therapies have failed. We maintain close relationships with our colleagues who offer pain management and rehabilitation services. However, if a patient has not benefited from conservative treatments (such as physical therapy, steroid injections and other modalities) or is in extreme pain which cannot be relieved with medication, then it becomes necessary to consider surgical options. Whenever possible, we use state of the art minimally invasive procedures that make our operations as safe as possible, lead to faster recovery times and less disruption in our patients’ lives.
For patients with brain and spinal tumors, vascular malformations, brain hemorrhages, brain and spine trauma and other neurosurgical problems, our surgeons use the surgical facilities at NYP Queens and advanced technology including 3D intra-operative X-rays and neuronavigation systems to ensure the utmost safety and the best outcomes.
What conditions do we treat?
Our Surgical Intensive Care Unit is equipped to treat all degrees of head and spinal cord injury. We treat conditions related to/and including:
- Benign and malignant brain tumors
- Vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
- Herniated and bulging discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Spinal tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Brain and spine trauma