Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatments of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. Despite being a fundamentally surgical discipline, neurosurgery requires knowledge of neurology, radiology, critical care, and trauma care. A significant number of patients seen by the neurosurgeon are managed with a nonsurgical approach.
Neurosurgeons manage a diverse group of conditions. They treat a wide range of abnormalities that can include congenital anomalies, tumors of the nervous system, neurovascular disorders, seizure conditions, infections, traumatic brain injury and abnormalities of the aging population such as stroke, functional disorders, and degenerative diseases of the spine.
At NYSI, we are proud to be the only independent, orthopedic Spine and neurosurgical practice in New York. What does this mean for our patients? Research has found that surgeries performed by both a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon, patients were less likely to develop major complications and have the highest level of successful surgical outcomes.
New York Spine Institute has expanded our services to include care from a top neurosurgeon on Long Island, NY. The recent addition of Nicholas Post MD, FAANS is the groundbreaking beginning of our new neurosurgery division.
As a leading board-certified neurosurgeon on Long Island, NYC & Queens, Dr. Post brings years of specialized experience in spinal deformity and traumatic spine & brain injuries. This addition to our team enables us to offer unmatched services to our patients and create a comprehensive approach to care that you won’t find anywhere else in the state.
Our unique combination of neurosurgical and orthopedic care positions New York Spine Institute for unmatched success in the operating room. While you might associate neurosurgeons with brain surgery, many top neurologic surgeons spend a vast majority of their time performing spine surgeries. This is largely due to the correlation between the brain, nervous system and spinal cord. Bringing neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons together to collaborate allows us to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions, including disc herniations and degenerative disease, spinal stenosis, spinal fractures, scoliosis and spinal tumors. Surgical and post-operative care from an experienced neurosurgeon helps the patient’s recovery in many ways. Experience the best care possible in New York, thanks to benefits such as: Specialized support. While orthopedic surgeons are highly qualified to perform a vast array of spine surgeries, there are a few specialty areas that require care from a neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeons receive special training to perform procedures inside the dura — the lining of the spinal canal — making them essential for operating on conditions such as spinal cord tumors and tethered spinal cords. As well as within the brain. Orthopedic surgeons primarily treat spinal deformities and conditions such as scoliosis. Improved chance of success. Spinal surgery is a complex and delicate pursuit that requires an expert hand. Because spinal surgery typically focuses on preserving or restoring nervous function, neurologists specializing in traumatic brain injury can add a stabilizing touch that complements an orthopedic surgeon’s expertise. A multifaceted approach to surgery. Thanks to their different specialties, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgical doctors bring a different perspective to every procedure. This well-rounded approach provides the absolute best approach possible — no matter how complex, rare or specialized.
Experience the most comprehensive and compassionate care available when you turn to New York Spine Institute for your orthopedic and spine treatment needs. Our seasoned neurosurgical division, located on Long Island and NYC, can help identify the cause of your pain and create a treatment plan to aid your recovery.
Are you ready to learn more? Schedule a consultation with the specialists at New York Spine Institute today.