Northern Westchester Neurosurgeons use the most advanced medical technology and procedures to treat conditions of the brain and spine, including benign tumors and malignant tumors of the brain and spine. If you suffer from degenerative disk disease, low back pain, or other problems with your spine, we can help. Here at Northern Westchester Hospital, we're providing life-changing neurosurgery that can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. Our neurosurgeons can also increase your range of motion and help restore your quality of life.
Spine and Brain Conditions We Treat
Each year, over 1,000 patients are treated through our integrated neurosurgery department, with the collaborative expertise of brain and spine care specialists, leading-edge techniques, and customized solutions. At NWH, we treat a wide range of degenerative conditions of the spine, and diseases and injuries to the brain and spine, including issues with the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and central nervous system.
Because many spinal problems are degenerative, you might not fully realize the toll that your injury or disease is taking on your day-to-day life. At NWH, we take advantage of advanced diagnostic tools to find the best treatment option for your symptoms, including neurosurgery when appropriate.
NWH Spine Surgery for the Treatment of:
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Lumbar Stenosis
- Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
- Low Back Pain
- Cervical Stenosis
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Cervical Neck Pain
- Spine Tumors
- Failed Back Surgical Syndrome
- Peripheral nerve compression and tumors
NWH is committed to offering the sophisticated expertise and medical technologies of a large city hospital right in our community for the treatment of brain tumors and brain injuries. NWH neurosurgeons perform advanced minimally invasive procedures, such as Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to reduce or remove brain tumors.
NWH Brain Surgery for the Treatment of:
- Brain tumors, such as gliomas, meningiomas, brain metastases, pituitary tumors
- Brain bleeds
- Nerve compression disorders, trigeminal neuralgia
- Nerve stimulation
- General neurosurgery
Minimally-Invasive and Non-Invasive Spinal Surgery and Brain Surgery
Intraoperative CT Scan with Navigation provides our neurosurgeons with high-quality imaging during spinal surgery. Intraoperative neuro-imaging and guidance, with systems like the BrainLab, allow surgeons to use real time images of the brain to help localize tumors and which would allow for a more precise, and safer surgery utilizing minimally invasive techniques.
Novalis Spine Surgery
We use the Novalis stereotactic radiosurgery system to treat hard-to-access tumors of the spine that may have previously been deemed inoperable. This innovative, computer-guided radiosurgery system allows our team of neurosurgery specialists to deliver precise, highly accurate energy beams of radiation directly into spinal tumors while preserving healthy tissue from damage. Because there are no incisions involved with Novalis radiosurgery, the potential for surgical side-effects is very low, and in many cases, spine tumors can be treated in a single outpatient session.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Specialists in the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center perform advanced minimally invasive procedures that aren't actually surgeries: the Gamma Knife is a device that focuses high-energy gamma radiation on the affected area of the brain, while sparing healthy tissue. The Novalis uses high beam radiation in precise doses on the spine and other organs. These "knife-less" surgery increases precision, reduces complications and can result in faster recovery times.
Neurosurgery Medical Leadership
Our neurosurgery department is led by an integrated team of Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons and Spine Surgeons with a breadth of expertise who work together to help you. Our NWH neurosurgery leadership includes:
Dr. John Abrahams is Chief and Medical Director of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of Spine Surgery at the Orthopedic and Spine Institute of Northern Westchester Hospital.
Post-Surgical Rehab Services
Following your neurosurgery, our NWH Rehab Services help you with hands-on treatments designed to help you recover more quickly and return to an active lifestyle.
Our rehab team includes occupational and physical therapists, nurses, and wellness experts. We offer personalized one-to-one support after neurosurgery to strengthen weak muscles. We also address any problems with your balance and help prevent future problems with your spine. We'll help you get back to doing what you love.
If you would like an end to sciatica pain, freedom from chronic back spasms, or prevention of disc degeneration, our neurosurgery team is using groundbreaking technology to reduce your pain. NWH neurosurgeons regularly treatment for metistatic brain cancer and primary brain tumors. To learn more about our minimally-invasive neurosurgery treatments, call us at: