Our neurosurgeons lead the field in surgical expertise and are the go-to doctors for the most complex brain and spinal cord conditions.
The neurosurgeons at NYU Langone are guided by a simple philosophy: our patients always come first. We believe that when patient care is optimized, training and research are also of the highest quality. This approach has allowed our neurosurgeons to be leaders in the field for more than 50 years.
As one of the nation’s premier neurosurgery programs, we offer surgical experience that few institutions can match. Other physicians routinely refer patients who have the most complex brain and spinal cord conditions to our neurosurgeons. Our surgeons’ clinical skills are complemented by their deep commitment to compassionate patient care, supported by a team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and staff who are unsurpassed in their training, expertise, and empathy.
Conditions We Treat with Neurosurgery
Our doctors rank among the very best neurosurgeons in their field, and treat all types of conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord, such as:
- brain tumors, including glioma and astrocytoma as well as metastatic brain tumors
- skull base tumors
- acoustic neuroma
- brain aneurysms, such as arteriovenous malformations and fistulas
- childhood brain and spinal cord tumors
- normal pressure hydrocephalus and pediatric hydrocephalus
- scoliosis in adults and pediatric scoliosis
- stroke and vascular disease
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- movement disorders
- trigeminal neuralgia
- neck pain
- back pain
- spina bifida
We perform the full spectrum of brain, spine, and nerve surgery in adults and children using a range of cutting-edge neurosurgical approaches, including interventional neurovascular procedures, minimally invasive and endoscopic cranial and spinal techniques, skull base approaches, and stereotactic radiosurgery.
This same patient-centered approach extends to our state-of-the-art surgical facilities, our groundbreaking neurosurgical research laboratories, and our outstanding residency-training program. With the most cutting-edge technologies and treatments at our disposal, and access to NYU Langone’s world-class specialists in complementary fields such as neurology, neuro-oncology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, otolaryngology, radiation oncology and endocrinology, our neurosurgeons we have the best tools to provide the very highest level of care.
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Physicians seeking to refer a patient to an NYU Langone neurosurgeon may call 212-263-2950.
More About Neurosurgery
Our physicians are experts in the treatment of brain, skull base, and spinal tumors, as well as spine disease, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and stroke in both adults and children. To find a location or schedule an appointment, please select a doctor.Meet Our Doctors
John G. Golfinos, MD
Chair | Neurosurgery
Dr. Golfinos is devoted to the multimodality treatment of brain tumors, including primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors, acoustic neuromas, and skull base tumors. He holds a joint appointment in the department of otolaryngology, reflecting his close collaboration with neuro-otologists on acoustic neuromas and skull base tumors. Dr. Golfinos is the co-editor of two textbooks: Head Injury and Handbook of Bleeding and Coagulation for Neurosurgery.View Full Profile