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ABOUT NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY, P.C.

Neurological Surgery, P.C. is one of the New York City area’s premier neurosurgical groups, offering patients the most advanced treatments of brain and spine disorders.  These include minimally invasive procedures such as stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife® and Novalis Tx™), aneurysm coiling, neuro-endoscopy, spinal stimulators, carotid stents, interventional pain management, microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, and other types of minimally invasive spine surgery.  The practice’s physicians represent a range of surgical and nonsurgical specialties, combining compassionate care with highly specialized training. They are leaders in the region’s medical community, with appointments as chiefs of neurosurgery in some of Long Island’s best hospitals. NSPC offers 7 convenient locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and it is one of the largest neurosurgical groups in the U.S.

NSPC has been named to Becker’s Spine Review’s Spine Surgery Practices to Know. Six NSPC physicians have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 “Top Doctors” list.  Seven NSPC physicians were recognized as “Top Doctors” in Castle Connolly directory for 2013.

Our Current Locations Include:

  1. Great Neck, NY at 600 Northern Boulevard
  2. Rockville Centre, NY at 100 Merrick Road
  3. Commack, NY at 353 Veterans Memorial Highway
  4. West Islip, NY at 500 Montauk Highway
  5. Lake Success, NY at 1991 Marcus Avenue
  6. Port Jefferson Station, NY at 1500-8A Route 112
  7. Bethpage, NY at 4230 Hempstead Turnpike

We Have Been Faithfully Serving Patients Since 1958. The Following Is A Brief History Of The Practice.

1958 Dr. I. Melbourne Greenberg founded the practice.
1965 Dr. Stephen D. Burstein joined the practice.
1976 Dr. Mihai Dimancescu joined the practice.
1998 Dr. Michael H. Brisman, Dr. William J. Sonstein joined the practice.
2004 Dr. Jeffrey A. Brown joined the practice.
2007 Dr. Artem Y. Vaynman, Dr. Lee Eric Tessler, Dr. Jonathan L. Brisman, Dr. Ramin Rak, Dr. Alan Mechanic, Dr. Donald S. Krieff, Dr. Paul Duic, Dr. Jai Grewal, Dr. Muhammad M. Khan, Dr. Madan K. Raj joined the practice.
2008 Dr. Brian J. Snyder, Dr. Elizabeth M. Trinidad, Dr. Alan D. Rosenthal joined the practice.
2009 Dr. Mihai Dimancescu rejoined the practice after a brief hiatus. In addition, Dr. David Chang, Dr. Alan Ettinger, Dr. Scott Uretsky Dr. Gad Klein and Dr. Marat Avshalumov also joined the practice.
2010 Neurophysiologist, Dr. Joseph Moreira, Endovascular Neuroradiologist, Dr. John Pile-Spellman and Neuro-intensivist Dr. Ivan Mikolaenko joined the practice in 2010.
2011 Dr. Robert N. Holtzman, board certified in neurosurgery as well as in psychiatry and neurology, and Dr. Stephen T. Onesti, neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery joined the practice in Spring – Summer of 2011. In Fall of 2011, Dr. Sachin N. Shah, a neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery and Dr. Vladimir Dadashev, specializing in the treatment of degenerative diseases of the spine and spine tumors, joined the practice.
2012 Dr. John A. Grant, a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery, and has an interest in vascular neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery joined the practice. In Summer 2012, Dr. Zachariah M. George, a neurosurgeon with special expertise in complex spinal surgery and minimally invasive surgery and Dr. Gerald M. Zupruk, a general neurosurgeon joined the group. In November 2012, Dr. Puneet Singh, a board certified neurologist specializing in intraoperative neurophysiology joined NSPC.
2013 In May 2013 Dr. Sundeep Mangla, board certified in radiology joined the practice.
2014 September 2014 Dr. Paolo A. Bolognese, a neurosurgeon specializing in Chiari Malformation joined the practice. December 2014 Dr. Geoffrey H. Basson, a neuro-ophthalmologist with board certification in both neurology and ophthalmology joined NSPC.

Milestones

1998 Hired first dual trained neurosurgery-spine fellowship neurosurgeon on Long Island.
2000 First minimally invasive micro-endoscopic discectomy in tri-state area.
2002 Established the only regional Model C Gamma Knife Program
2004 First private practice in Nassau County to have a Stand Up MRI available for patients. Opened Northern Boulevard Physical Therapy in Great Neck
2005 Established the only regional CyberKnife Program
2006 Created the Leslie Munzer Neurological Institute – a not for profit foundation
2007 Opened 2 Pain Management Offices
Opened Rockville Centre Physical Therapy
Hired the first Endovascular Neurosurgeon to practice on LI
Dr. Jonathan L. Brisman  is the first Neurosurgeon on Long Island to perform aneurysm coiling
First Annual Long Island Neurological Summit put on by the Long Island Neurological Institute
Opened 2 Neuro-Oncology Offices
Expanded to Commack and West Islip
2008 Expanded into Queens
Hired Neurosurgeon specializing in movement disorders
Established The Spine Center at Neurological Surgery PC
Established The Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery PC
2009 Hired Additional Neurosurgeons.
In addition, a Neuro-Ophthalmologist, an Epilepsy Neurologist and a Neuropsychologist joined our team.
Expanded to Lake Success
Established The Long Island Concussion Center
Established The Epilepsy Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C.
2010 Hired Neurophysiologist and Endovascular Neuroradiologist
Expanded to Patchogue and Port Jefferson Station
2011 Hired five additional Neurosurgeons
Expanded to Bethpage
US News & World Report 2011 names NSPC Doctors TOP DOCTORS
2012 Opened office in Manhattan
Hired three Neurosurgeons, and one Neurologist
NSPC Phyisicans receive Castle Connolly Top Doctors Honor 2012
2013 Hired Neuroradiologist
Long Island Brain Tumor Center at NSPC Opens New State-of-the-Art Offices in Lake Success.
Six Neurological Surgery, P.C. physicians named U.S. News & World Report “TOP DOCTORS”
Dr. Jonathan Brisman and Dr. Pile-Spellman named in New York Magazine’s “BEST DOCTORS 2013
Neurological Surgery, P.C. included on national list of “Spine Surgery Practices to Know” for second year
2014 Seven Neurological Surgery, P.C. physicians recognized as “Top Doctors” in Castle Connolly directory: Jeffrey A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D., Robert N. Holtzman, M.D., Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S., John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S., John Pile-Spellman, M.D., F.A.C.R., and Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A.

Hired neurosurgeon and a neuro-ophthalmologist with board certification in neurology. Opened new center, Chiari Neurosurgical Center at NSPC and began accepting Telemedicine options through the Chiari Neurosurgical Center.

2015 Drs Lee Tessler and Jai Grewal Names “Rising Stars” by Publishers of Super Doctors® , Dr. Alan Ettinger named to Super Doctors® List
2016 Six Neurological Surgery, P.C. physicians recognized as “Top Doctors” in Castle Connolly directory: Jeffrey A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D., Robert N. Holtzman, M.D., Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S., John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S., and John Pile-Spellman, M.D., F.A.C.R.