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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 board certified neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery. His practice includes revision spine surgery, adult scoliosis, and the treatment of spinal tumors and infection.

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 (AOA) Medical Honor Society, junior selection; John J. Sheinin Research Award, and Broad of Trustees Scholarship Award.

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

An author or co-author of numerous articles published in the fields of neurosurgery and complex spine surgery, Dr. Cohen has also given many presentations in these areas as well. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.).

Dr. Cohen’s professional memberships include: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves,Nassau County Medical Society (NCMS), The Nassau Surgical Society, American Medical Association (AMA), and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). He is a fellow candidate of the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Cohen also serves on the editorial board of the spine journal: Surgical Neurology International.

Dr. Cohen works in collaboration with Terri Booth, a board certified nurse practitioner (NP), to help ensure a high-level of patient care throughout the peri-operative experience.

For more complex cases, including treatment for adult scoliosis and spinal deformities, Dr. Cohen partners with Marc Agulnick, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon and Thomas Davenport, M.D., a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon. Although each doctor is a partner in their own practice, Dr. Cohen has learned that this team approach optimizes patient care and produces better surgical outcomes. To learn more, visit www.reconstructivespinesurgery.com.         

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
(800) 775-7784 | (516) 300-1281

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