Dr. Michael H. Brisman, Long Island Neurosurgeon


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Dr Michael Brisman

Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified neurosurgeon at Neurological Surgery P.C. in Rockville Centre on Long Island, NY.  The F.A.C.S. designation after Dr. Brisman’s name signifies that he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and meets the ACS’ stringent standards in the areas of education and training, competence as a surgeon, professional credentials and ethical conduct.

Associated with Neurological Surgery P.C. since 1998, Dr. Brisman is proficient in adult neurological surgery and specializes in the treatment of facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm HFS, and brain tumors including pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas and meningiomas.  

Dr. Michael H. Brisman’s Long Island neurosurgery group sees a high volume of patients. As a result, he and his fellow neurosurgeons have extensive experience treating both common and rare neurological diseases with the latest minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Brisman is proficient in the use of minimally invasive procedures such as Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife®, neuroendoscopy, radiosurgery, stereotactic, percutaneous techniques and microvascular decompression MVD.

“The trend in brain surgery, neurosurgery and surgery in general is the use of minimally invasive procedures which allow us to treat complicated problems while achieving much lower complication rates for our patients and shorter hospital stays,” said the Long Island neurosurgeon.

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Dr. Brisman’s Neurosurgery Education and Experience

Dr. Brisman received his undergraduate degree with high honors in Biology from Harvard University and 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. He was appointed Chief Resident in his final year of residency.

Following his training, Dr. Brisman joined Neurological Surgery, P.C. In 2002, Dr. Brisman 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 over 400 Gamma Knife® radiosurgeries on patients with brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and arteriovenous malformations (AVM’s).

In 2005 he was also 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 also offers radiosurgery treatments for tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

Dr. Brisman has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of neurosurgery. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Neurosurgical Society and has served on the executive committee of the Nassau County Medical Society (NCMS) for several years; in 2011 he was elected president of the NCMS.

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