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Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery and the surgical treatment of chronic pain. He served as professor of neurosurgery and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center of Brooklyn, NY from 2003 to 2011. Dr. Onesti is Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, South Nassau Communities Hospital.
“Dr. Onesti is such a gentleman, caring, the kind of doctor that everybody wants but very few people actually have. He really did give me back my life.” – Sue Wien
Dr. Onesti received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and his medical degree, cum laude, from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center/Neurological Institute of New York in 1993.
Dr. Onesti has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has given numerous presentations at local and national meetings. He co-edited a book on degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine.
Dr. Onesti is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). His professional memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the New York State Neurosurgical Society, for which he served as president from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Onesti was selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor: New York Metro Area in 2010, 2012 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
Sue Wien suffered terrible back pain from spinal stenosis and could no longer stand, sit, or bend. Faced with the prospect of eventually needing ...
Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery. He is a professor of neurosurgery at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center of Brooklyn, NY and served as chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at SUNY Downstate from 2003 to 2011.
When terrible back pain from Sue Wien's spinal stenosis brought her close to using a wheelchair, Dr. Stephen T. Onesti performed a life-altering lumbar laminectomy and fusion.
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