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Neurological Surgery, P.C. Included On National List Of “SPINE SURGERY PRACTICES TO KNOW”

Becker’s Spine Review, July, 2012

ROCKVILLE, CENTRE, NY –Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) has been named to Becker’s Spine Review’s “55 Spine Surgery Practices to Know.”  NSPC was the only downstate New York-based spine surgery practice named to the national list by Becker’s, a top publication serving healthcare decision makers.

“We are proud that the work of our spine surgeons has been acknowledged by this leading publication,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., a senior partner at Neurological Surgery, P.C.  “Our inclusion further validates what our patients already know:  that we provide the most comprehensive and advanced university-level care in metro New York, in a community setting.”

According to Becker’s editors, “This list was created as a result of extensive research and recommendations solicited from our readership.  Members of the list were selected based on their status as a spine-focused or spine-driven practice, affiliation with professional organizations, leaders within the group and diversity of services provided at the practice. Many of the groups appearing on this list include several specialists who are focused on advancing the forefront of spinal care.”

Practices do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

One of the largest neurosurgical private practices in greater New York, NSPC is comprised of 30 physicians in neurosurgery and related specialties, including 12 neurosurgeons specializing in adult spine surgery and two pediatric neurosurgeons who conduct spinal and other complex surgeries.  The practice’s fellowship-trained surgeons perform the latest minimally invasive and open procedures for spinal conditions that range from common disorders such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks, to serious conditions that include spinal tumors and spina bifida. NSPC surgeons and nonsurgical specialists see patients in 10 offices conveniently located throughout four downstate counties.  The practice also offers physical therapy and medical imaging services.

In naming NSPC to the national list, Becker’s editors pointed out that:  “The practice hired the first dual trained neurosurgery-spine fellowship neurosurgeon on Long Island in 1998 and surgeons performed one of the first minimally invasive microendoscopic discectomies in the tri-state area.”

Spine surgeons in the practice include:

Stephen D. Burstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

William J. Sonstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Artem Y. Vaynman, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.

Ramin Rak, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.

Alan Mechanic, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Donald S. Krieff, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.

Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D. (Pediatric Neurosurgery)

Robert N. Holtzman, M.D.

Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sachin N. Shah, M.D.

Vladimir Dadashev, M.D.

John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Pediatric Neurosurgery)

Becker’s Spine Review is published by ASC Communications, a leading source of cutting edge business and legal information for hospital and health system leaders, owners and operators of ambulatory surgery centers and leaders of orthopedic and spine practices.

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