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Michael Brisman M.D., F.A.C.S.

After 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.

“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.” – Angela Wohlfarth

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 Communities Hospital. He formerly served as President of the Nassau County Medical Society and is the President of the New York State Neurosurgical Society.

Dr. Brisman Treats:

Cranial Nerve Vascular
Compression Syndromes
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Hemifacial Spasm
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
Brain Tumors
Pituitary Tumors
Acoustic Neuromas
Meningiomas
Brain Metastases
Gliomas

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

Radiosurgery
Gamma Knife®
CyberKnife®
Novalis Tx ®
Neuroendoscopy
Microvascular Decompression Transsphenoidal Surgery
Stereotactic-guided Craniotomy
Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy

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NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman describes trigeminal neuralgia symptoms, causes, and treatments in detail. What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia sufferers experience brief, intense episodes of facial pain, usually described as electric shocks or stabbing pains, around the trigeminal nerve. This nerve supplies sensation from the forehead down to the chin. Typically, patients experience the pain…

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Stereotactic radiosurgery has revolutionized the treatment of many conditions. Stereotactic radiosurgery is highly focused so that surrounding tissue as close as several millimeters away from the target receives hardly any radiation. This is an outpatient procedure done in one to five sessions at high doses to a very small area. This is in contrast to…

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Pituitary tumors are quite common. As many as one quarter of the population may have tiny tumors not requiring treatment. Symptom-causing tumors and larger tumors are much less likely. Usually, pituitary tumors are benign pituitary adenomas and can almost always be treated with observation or minimally invasive techniques. The pituitary gland, or master gland, helps…

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