At NYU Langone’s Peripheral Nerve Center, we provide surgical care to people with degenerative diseases, tumors, and other conditions and injuries affecting the nervous system. But surgery is just one part of what we do. At your first appointment, one of our specialists performs a thorough exam. We also discuss your treatment goals and expectations regarding recovery from surgery. We take into consideration your desired outcome when determining the treatment approach that is best for you.
Our doctors treat people with peripheral nerve conditions related to entrapment, contraction, injury, and tumors. We perform conventional open surgery as well as minimally invasive procedures. During surgery, our intraoperative monitoring team enhances accuracy and safety by monitoring your motor skills and your body’s reaction to touch, pressure, and pain. We also use electromyography to check muscle and nerve health.
If you have neurofibromatosis type 1 or neurofibromatosis type 2, which are conditions that cause tumors to grow on the spine and nerves, we work closely with the neurologists, oncologists, and otolaryngologists—also known as ear, nose, and throat doctors—at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center.
Neurosurgeons at the Peripheral Nerve Center are supported by a team of physician assistants and neurosurgical nurses who monitor you closely, starting before surgery and through your recovery. Our integrative health services, including meditation and acupuncture, can help you cope with stress or anxiety before and after your treatment.
Within a day of the procedure, you are evaluated by a physical therapist from NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation. This specialist determines the type of rehabilitation therapy you require, if any, and if it should be completed on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
Our team of neurosurgeons meets weekly to discuss our patients. So, although you are cared for by one doctor, you benefit from the collective expertise of a group of neurosurgeons who collaborate to make the best decisions about your care.