Brain Treatments

The outstanding surgeons at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) are committed to providing innovative neurosurgical treatments and exceptional care to patients with serious and complex brain conditions. The dedicated neurosurgeons at NSPC, located at New York area centers, provide experienced excellence in a range of brain treatments such as:

  • Clipping and coil embolization for brain aneurysms and cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Computer-assisted craniotomy 
  • Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
  • Complex cranial surgeries

NSPC board-certified doctors also specialize in revolutionary stereotactic radiosurgery techniques that are alternatives to open surgery:

  • CyberKnife®
  • Gamma Knife®
  • Novalis TX®

Aneurysm Clipping

Brain aneurysm clipping is performed to treat an aneurysm, a bulge in the wall of an artery, inside the skull. This weak space in the blood vessel wall can become so engorged with blood that...
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Awake Craniotomy and Functional Mapping

Highly trained neurosurgeons in awake craniotomy and brain mapping use these advanced neurosurgical techniques to protect the eloquent regions of the brain during surgery. Awake patients are able to interact with the neuropsychologist during surgery...
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Brain Aneurysm Treatment

What Is a Brain Aneurysm? A brain aneurysm, also known as a cerebral aneurysm, is a weak area in the blood vessel wall of the brain. An aneurysm can balloon and then rupture or leak,...
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Burr Hole Drainage

What Is Burr Hole Drainage? A burr hole drainage is a procedure to reduce excess fluid that has collected under the brain’s covering known as the dura mater. What Conditions Does Burr Hole Treat? A...
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Cerebro- and Endovascular Neurosurgery

Cerebrovascular neurosurgery is the field of surgery specializing in the treatment of diseases and conditions of the blood vessels in the spinal cord and brain (nervous system). Endovascular neurosurgery employs minimally invasive techniques to treat...
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Coil Embolization for Brain Aneurysms

Brain aneurysms are typically treated at one of two separate times; before a rupture or event, or as a result of a rupture or event. Your physician will consider a multitude of different factors when...
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Complex Cranial Surgeries

Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) is recognized as one of New York region’s leading neurosurgical practice providing complex cranial and skull base surgery to treat a range of disorders including, but not limited to: Acoustic neuromas,...
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Computer-Assisted Craniotomy

Computer-assisted neurosurgery uses 3-D imagery to plan and perform surgery. Craniotomies are surgical procedures used to treat vascular malformations, malignant and benign tumors, and other abnormalities in the skull. What Is Computer Assisted Craniotomy? During...
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Corpus Callosotomy

What Is Corpus Callosotomy? A corpus callosotomy is the surgical separation of the right and left brain hemispheres. The corpus callosum is the largest pathway between the two cerebral hemispheres; this connection of white matter...
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Craniotomy for Meningioma

A craniotomy is a surgical procedure that generates a small hole in the skull to allow a neurosurgeon to access and remove a meningioma, a brain tumor of the meninges (covering of the brain). Meningiomas...
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Craniotomy for subdural grids, strips, depth-electrodes

Intracranial electroencephalograms (EEGs) recordings are an additional form of intracranial monitoring that involves placing electrodes on the subdural membrane (subdural grids or strips) or deeper in the brain (depth electrodes). What Is Craniotomy for Subdural...
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Craniotomy for Subdural Hematoma

A craniotomy for subdural hematoma allows a neurosurgeon access through the skull via a small opening for the extraction of a blood clot on the exterior of the brain. These blood clots (hematomas) are underneath...
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Craniotomy for Tumor

Surgical excision of your brain tumor may require your neurosurgeon to create a bone flap and temporarily remove a piece of your skull to gain access to the tumor. Many factors will determine if a...
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Cyberknife

What Is CyberKnife? CyberKnife® is an innovative, highly precise, noninvasive alternative to open surgery. The revolutionary technique uses a computer-guided robot arm to deliver radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy. This advanced treatment can target a point...
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Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

What Is Deep Brain Stimulation? Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment administered to improve quality of life in patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease chronic pain including conditions such migraines that...
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Embolization for Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

What Is Embolization for Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)? Embolization for cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) treats an abnormal tangle of enlarged blood vessels, which untreated can hemorrhage (rupture and bleed) and cause a stroke. As a...
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Extratemporal Cortical Resection

What Is an Extratemporal Cortical Resection? Extratemporal Cortical Resection is an innovative brain surgery technique to stop seizures. This technique requires our board-certified neurosurgeons to remove part of the patient’s brain, outside of the temporal...
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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Gamma Knife radiosurgery, a form of stereotactic radiosurgery, is a neurosurgical technique for treating brain tumors and other brain diseases with highly focused radiation beams. It is the most precise form of single-session brain radiation...
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Gamma Knife® Thalamotomy

State-of-the-Art Gamma Knife® Thalamotomy Treatment Our experienced surgeons use a Gamma Knife® device to focus high-energy gamma rays precisely on an area in the brain that causes tremor, resulting in the destruction of the brain...
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Management of Traumatic Injuries to the Brain and Spine

Traumatic injuries to the brain and spine can have long lasting effects, even when treated in a timely fashion with the latest diagnostic and treatment tools. Serious trauma to the spine and brain may demand...
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Microneurosurgical Techniques

What Are Microneurosurgical Techniques? A microneurosurgical technique is a surgical procedure that uses a high-powered operating microscope (micro) in treatment of the brain and spinal cord (neuro). Using smaller surgical instrumentation to operate on narrow...
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Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia

What Is Microvascular Decompression? Microvascular decompression is brain surgery to remove pressure (decompression) caused by a very small blood vessel (microvascular) on a cranial nerve, usually the trigeminal nerve. What Conditions Does Microvascular Decompression Treat?...
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Motor Cortex Stimulation (MCS)

If you are suffering from a chronic pain condition that other treatments, such as nerve blocks, oral medication or injections have failed to help solve, then motor cortex stimulation might be the answer you are...
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Neuroendovascular Surgery

What Is Neuroendovascular Surgery? Neuroendovascular surgery helps treat complex brain and spinal cord conditions. This minimally invasive procedure consists of a very thin and flexible tube (catheter) that is inserted into a blood vessel (often...
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Neuropace RNS System

What Is the NeuroPace RNS® System? The NeuroPace RNS® System is a revolutionary FDA-approved device that normalizes electrical brain activity that causes seizures, with a small electrical pulse. The neurostimulation helps prevent seizures, before they...
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Neurostimulation

If you are suffering from chronic pain, but don’t want to be tied to drugs to manage it, a neurostimulator might be the key to your pain management treatment plan. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeons...
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Novalis Stereotactic Radiosurgery

The Novalis Tx™ Radiosurgery Platform is a minimally invasive type of stereotactic radiation treatment which treats cancerous and non-cancerous masses with targeted, precisely focused high-dose X-ray beams. Novalis’ sophisticated software calculates the ideal access points...
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Pain management

When Do You Need a Pain Management Specialist? Your physician will review your pain history and then recommend imaging tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans or x-rays as needed. If...
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Resection of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation

What Is Resection of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation? Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are abnormal tangles of blood vessels of the brain. A resection is the surgical removal of small AVMs that are on or near the...
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Stereotactic Biopsy

When your doctor says you need a stereotactic biopsy, you might have a lot of questions. Such as: What Is a Stereotactic Biopsy? A stereotactic biopsy is an innovative technique used most often to obtain...
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Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are irregular networks of veins and arteries in the brain. Stereotactic radiosurgery is one method of treatment to avoid or treat an AVM rupture, which can cause blood to leak in...
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Suboccipital Craniectomy for Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma treatments can include observation for these slow growing benign tumors, surgical removal, and radiation therapy. A suboccipital craniectomy is named after the location of the incision — under (sub) the occipital bone (found...
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Surgical Clipping

Cerebral aneurysm treatments depend on a variety of factors: whether the aneurysm, a bulge in the wall of the artery, is pre-rupture or after an event, your health and age, how small or large the...
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Temporal lobectomy/ Amygdalohippocampectomy

What is a Temporal Lobectomy / Amygdalohippocampectomy? A temporal lobectomy is a common way to describe when a neurosurgeon removes a portion of the temporal lobe. Depending on what specific part of the temporal lobe...
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Transsphenoidal Surgery for Tumor

Transsphenoidal surgery is an endoscopic procedure where our fellowship-trained neurosurgeons remove a pituitary tumor via the nasal cavity. What Is Transsphenoidal Surgery? The process includes cutting into the sinus cavity, inserting a camera and then...
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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatments

What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition with excruciating ipsilateral (occurring on one side of the body) facial pain. These intermittent episodes of pain, usually only on the left or the right side...
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Vagal Nerve Stimulation

How does Vagus Nerve Stimulation Work? Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an palliative treatment (relieves symptoms, but doesn’t treat the cause) for certain types of epilepsy and major depression. VNS uses an implanted stimulator to...
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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt for Hydrocephalus

A ventriculoperitoneal shunt treats hydrocephalus by diverting (shunting) the excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain to the abdomen and its membrane (peritoneum) to be reabsorbed. What Is a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt? A...
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