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Seven Neurological Surgery, P.C. Physicicans Recognized As "Top Doctors" In Newsday's Magazine

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – Seven physicians from Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) have been recognized as leading physicians in their fields in Newsday’s recently published “Top Doctors on Long Island” magazine supplement.  The seven NSPC physicians include five of the 14 neurological surgeons listed in the magazine – the most neurosurgeons of any private practice or hospital-based practice to be included on the list.

The list is taken from Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors directories, which are comprised of about 10% of the New York region’s physicians, including the seven from NSPC.

NSPC physicians named to this list include:

Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D., neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular and endovascular conditions;

Jeffrey A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, brain tumors and complex facial pain surgery;

Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A., neurologist specializing in the treatment of epilepsy;

John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S., who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery;

Robert N. Holtzman, M.D., neurosurgeon specializing in cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery

Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S., neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery;

John Pile-Spellman, M.D., F.A.C.R., interventional neuroradiologist.

“This list provides validation that, when Long Island patients need neurosurgical or related treatment, they needn’t go anywhere else,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S, CEO, Neurological Surgery, P.C.  “Our patients get the best specialized care available anywhere.”

Castle Connolly bases its “Top Doctors” selections on peer nominations.  All licensed physicians are invited to participate in this online process.  Castle Connolly directly contacts more than 50,000 physicians and health care executives nationwide in order to solicit these nominations.

Physicians can nominate other doctors they feel are the most outstanding in their medical specialties, in any area of medicine and any part of the country, indicating also whether they believe the physician is among the best in the region or the best in the nation.  A physician can not nominate him/herself.

The Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes tens of thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to gather further information regarding the top specialists for most diseases and procedures.  Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations via this process.  The credentials of every physician considered for inclusion are also carefully reviewed.