Neurosurgical Care at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care East Meadow
The neurosurgeons at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care East Meadow treat all types of conditions, injuries, and illnesses that affect the brain and spinal cord.
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For an appointment with one of our neurosurgeons, please call 516-324-7500 and select option 2.
Surgeries take place at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Our neurosurgeons Dr. Lee E. Tessler and Dr. Antonios Mammis work with the Level 1 Trauma Center team to provide lifesaving care to people with head and spine injuries. Our doctors treat people experiencing brain hemorrhages, brain tumors, spine conditions, movement disorders, stroke, and uncontrolled seizures in the neurointensive care unit at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.
Our neurosurgeons also provide specialized care in the following areas.
Brain and Skull Base Tumor Treatment
We provide surgical treatment for brain tumors, including glioma and astrocytoma, metastatic tumors, acoustic neuroma, meningioma, and pituitary adenoma. For brain and skull base surgery, we use stereotactic computer systems to create a virtual roadmap of the brain, allowing us to preplan surgeries, visualize tumors, and operate with the highest level of specificity. We also use CyberKnife® radiosurgery technology to deliver noninvasive treatment to benign and malignant brain and spine tumors.
Pain and Spasticity Device Treatment
We offer spinal cord stimulation and other forms of surgical neuromodulation as a treatment for people with intractable pain or failed back surgery syndrome.
A baclofen pump system can ease symptoms of spasticity that can accompany cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions. The system consists of a battery-operated pump and a catheter. The pump, which holds medicine that relaxes muscles and controls involuntary movement, is placed under the abdominal skin. A catheter, placed under the skin, delivers the medication directly from the pump and into the spine.
We provide surgical care for disorders, infection, and injury of the spine, including back pain, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, neck pain, scoliosis and kyphosis, spinal cord injury, spinal compression fractures, spinal cord tumors, spinal stenosis, and vertebral instability.
We offer the latest surgical approaches, including percutaneous vertebroplasty, which is a minimally invasive technique that involves injecting a plastic-like substance into the site of vertebral compression fractures to relieve pain and aid in healing.
MRI to diagnose spinal conditions is available on-site. We also use myelography, an imaging exam for the spine, paired with CT imaging when an MRI is not possible due to implanted medical devices.
Movement Disorder Surgery
In conjunction with our neurology colleagues, we provide the latest technology in the treatment of advanced movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, including deep brain stimulation and radiosurgical techniques.
People with hydrocephalus require shunt surgery or third ventriculostomy, which are surgical treatments used to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid from the skull. Our neurosurgeons perform these procedures at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.
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For more information or to make an appointment, please call 516-324-7500 and select option 2.