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Dr. Michael H. Brisman, Long Island Neurosurgeon


Dr Michael Brisman

Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
is a neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm HFS and brain tumors, including pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, and meningiomas.

Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Brisman serves as the chief of neurosurgery and co-director of the Neuroscience Institute at Winthrop-University Hospital and the co-medical director of the Long Island Gamma Knife® at South Nassau Hospital.  He is also the president elect of the New York State Neurosurgical Society and formerly served as the president of the Nassau County Medical Society.

Dr. Brisman
is proficient in the use of minimally-invasive, neurosurgical procedures including:

Dr. Brisman’s Neurosurgery Education and Experience
Upon receiving his undergraduate degree with high honors in Biology from Harvard University, Dr. Brisman obtained his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then completed a General Surgery internship and Neurological Surgery Residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City where he was appointed Chief Resident in his final year of residency.

Following his training, Dr. Brisman joined Neurological Surgery P.C. In 2002, he was appointed co-medical director of the Long Island Gamma Knife and chief of Surgical Neuro-oncology at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. Since then, Dr. Brisman has performed more than 600 Gamma Knife radiosurgeries on patients with brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

In 2005, Dr. Brisman was appointed chief of the Division of Neurosurgery and co-director of the Neuroscience Institute at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, Long Island. With the arrival of New York’s first CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System at Winthrop-University Hospital, Dr. Brisman now offers radiosurgery treatments for tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

Dr. Brisman Treats:

Cranial Nerve Vascular Compression Syndromes

Brain Tumors

Skull Tumors

Brain AVMs

Chiari Malformations

Spinal Cord Tumors



Interview video with Michael H.Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

"Everything was perfect. I didn’t need anything else. I tell them all the time, I have the best doctors. Dr. Brisman, Michael and Jonathan, they saved my life."

Drs. Jonathan and Michael Brisman Save Angela Wohlfarth’s Life: Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Surgery watch video

“I was thrilled… I was able to eat, I was able to touch, I’m drug free, I feel super, and… Dr. Brisman, he’s wonderful. He just gave me back my life. I’m pain free." - Cira Samuels

Shooting Jaw Pain Causes Sleepless Nights: Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery | Watch Video

"I recommend Dr. Brisman to everyone, and the hospital as well. He is the perfect doctor. I tell everyone to go see him."
- Patient, Irene Wojcik
Microvascular Decompression Surgery Cures Irena Wojcik’s Hemifacial Spasm
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"I Am Very Grateful To Dr. Michael Brisman And To The Entire Neurological Group. Thank You!" -Patient, Gail Chandler Read Feature



Dr. Brisman is affiliated with the following hospitals

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


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

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