Skilled neurosurgeons use leading methods to treat a broad range of brain and spine conditions.

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The Nuvance Health® Neuroscience Institute makes it possible to receive neurosurgery where you are more comfortable – near home and loved ones. You receive care from skilled neurosurgeons with years of experience treating conditions affecting the brain and spine.

The team is committed to delivering advanced care options including delicate procedures to relieve facial pain and remove brain tumors. We’re known for using leading therapies and a personalized approach. This level of care is not widely available in New York’s Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut.

Neurosurgery at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?

We use leading methods, including minimally invasive surgery and advanced imaging, for effective procedures that are gentler on your body. Surgeons work closely with other Nuvance Health specialists to meticulously plan your care.

Back and Spine Surgery

You benefit from neurosurgeons with specialized training in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. We treat some of the more challenging disorders, including serious injuries requiring spinal reconstruction. The team also has extensive experience with common procedures, such as spinal fusion, which treats back pain by connecting spinal bones (vertebrae).

Eligible people have access to advanced care options such as joint replacement for spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis using the Total Posterior Spine Surgery (TOPS™) system. We also offer spinal cord stimulators for chronic neck and back pain. This implantable device delivers gentle electrical currents directly to the spine. Doctors and people throughout the region put their trust in us because we perform a high volume of these procedures. Learn more about back and spine surgery. Learn more about back and spine surgery. 

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

A stroke occurs when a blood clot or ruptured artery disrupts blood flow to the brain. Neurosurgeons treat stroke using minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques, increasing your chances for a successful recovery. Find out more about acute stroke treatment.

Neurosurgeons also treat cerebrovascular disease, including aneurysms that raise your risk of a future stroke. Get more information about aneurysm, cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention. 

Facial Pain Due to Trigeminal Neuralgia

With this condition, blood vessels or other nearby tissue press on the nerves in your face. The slightest touch can cause bouts of severe pain. At Nuvance Health, you have access to procedures that are not widely available in the region. We help you get relief with delicate techniques that isolate the affected nerve, so nothing presses on it.

We use similar techniques to treat other problems, including hemifacial spasms. This condition occurs when pinched nerves cause twitching on one side of the face. Get more information about facial pain. 

Brain and Spinal Tumors

The team includes nationally recognized neurosurgeons who treat brain and spinal tumors using sophisticated technologies. These methods, which include GPS navigation to pinpoint the tumor’s location, help us remove tumors while preserving more healthy tissue.

Before tumor removal surgery, we take extra steps to ensure your safety. Nuvance Health is among the few programs in the region offering spinal tumor embolization. This procedure blocks blood flow to tumors and lowers the risk of complications during surgery. Read more about care for brain and spinal tumors. 

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

NPH occurs when the fluid that cushions the brain (cerebrospinal fluid or CSF) doesn’t drain as it should. The condition may cause difficulty walking, memory issues and bladder problems. These symptoms are often a sign of other medical issues, making NPH challenging to diagnose.

Neurosurgeons work with neurologists and other Nuvance Health specialists to thoroughly evaluate symptoms, so you receive an accurate diagnosis. We also determine whether a surgical procedure to insert a shunt is right for you. A shunt is a device that helps drain CSF away from the brain. After receiving a shunt, patients typically experience lasting symptom relief.

Pain Pumps and Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

Medications are a standard method for controlling the abnormal movements that come with conditions like dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. But if medications don’t work or the side effects become too much to bear, you may benefit from surgical options. Find out more about Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.

Neurosurgery for movement disorders may include Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). This implantable device uses high-frequency impulses to disrupt brain signals responsible for abnormal movements. DBS helps you gain better symptom control.