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Dr. Benjamin R. Cohen

Dr Benjamin Cohen

Benjamin R. Cohen, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S., is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery. His practice includes revision spine surgery, adult scoliosis, and the treatment of spinal infection and tumors. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Cohen received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University. He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School, where he was honored as the McGraw Hill Book Company Outstanding Student; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), junior selection; John J. Sheinin Research Award, and Board of Trustees Scholarship Award.

At the Albany Medical Center Dr. Cohen completed his general surgery internship and served as a neurological surgery resident. While there he received the House Staff Scholarly Research Award. Dr. Cohen subsequently completed his fellowship in complex spinal surgery at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Cohen has authored and co-authored numerous manuscripts and articles published in the fi elds of neurosurgery and the spine. He has given many presentations in these areas as well. Dr. Cohen is a fellow the of American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). His professional memberships include: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Section of Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Nassau County Medical Society (NCMS), American Medical Association (AMA) and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). Dr. Cohen is a candidate fellow with the Scoliosis Research Society.

Fully versed in standard laminectomy and fusion techniques, Dr. Cohen has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures including kyphoplasty and microdiscectomy as well as surgery for spinal tumors.

Dr. Cohen works in collaboration with Terri Booth, a board certifi ed nurse practitioner helping to ensure a high level of patient care throughout the peri-operative experience.    

Interview video with Benjamin R. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“Anterior Lumbar Spine Fusion Using a Free Vascularized Fibula Strut Graft within an Expandable Titanium Cage”
International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques ~ Sept 2011

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"Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava Filters Prevent Pulmonary Embolisms in High-Risk Patients Undergoing Major Spinal Surgery"
Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques ~ February 2011
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"Current Treatment Options for Spinal Osteomyelitis and Discitis"
Progressive Neuroscience - A publication for physicians produced by the Institute for Neurosciences at Winthrop-University Hospital ~ Winter 2010

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"Less Invasive Approach to Spine Tumors"
Progressive Neuroscience ~ Fall 2010

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"Component Separation of the Back: A Simple Modification for the Closure of Complex Spinal Wounds"
Plastic Surgery 2010, Abstract Supplement

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"Recent Advances in Techniques and Technology Transform Adult Spine Stabilization"
Progressive Neuroscience ~ Fall 2009

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"The first time I sat down with [Dr. Cohen] and his staff, I knew he was going to be doing my surgery. Just the comfort and rapport that I experienced when I met with him . . . discussing the elements of what was wrong and what he would do to correct it.” - Patient Paula Bacso


Paula Bacso describes her consultation with Dr. Cohen and her decision to have back surgery | Watch video

 

"I had an appointment with Dr. Cohen, and… I’ve never seen a doctor so thorough in pre-surgery questions. He was great. … He walked me through the whole process." - Patient, John Dillon

Overnight Arm and Neck Trouble: Neck Surgery with Dr. Cohen. | Watch Video

"I can not thank Dr Cohen enough. I can not. He has basically given me my life Back"
-Patient, Carol Twaits | View Video

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HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Dr. Cohen is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Winthrop University Hospital
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Plainview Hospital
  • Franklin Hospital
  • Glen Cove Hospital
  • Syosset Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • St Joseph's Hospital
  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
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