Alan Mechanic, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery, brain tumors and trigeminal neuralgia. His professional interests include the surgical treatment of herniated lumbar and cervical discs, spinal stenosis, trigeminal neuralgia and brain tumors including gliomas, meningiomas and pituitary tumors. After 18 years as chief of Neurosurgery at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, Long Island, Dr. Mechanic stepped down last January 2015.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist
Dr. Mechanic has extensive experience with minimally invasive surgical techniques including minimal access spinal surgery, microneurosurgery, stereotactic neurosurgery, endoscopic neurosurgery and stereotactic radiosurgery. He was the first neurosurgeon on Long Island to employ minimally invasive endoscopic techniques in the treatment of pituitary tumors.
World Class Neurosurgical Care
Dr. Mechanic and his fellow neurosurgeons at Neurological Surgery, P.C., provide world-class neurosurgical care to a high volume of patients. As a result, this Long Island neurosurgical group has extensive experience treating both common and rare neurosurgical diseases with the latest minimally invasive techniques and nonsurgical alternatives. Dr. Alan Mechanic has been in practice for over 28 years.
Award Winning Neurosurgeon
Dr. Mechanic has been selected 11 times as one of “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. As a “top doctor,” he is in the top 1% of all physicians in the United States. The selection of “America’s Top Doctors” is based on peer nomination and extensive research by a physician-directed research team.
Dr. Mechanic was a co-recipient, along with the Hahnemann University Spinal Cord Injury Study Group, of the Volvo Award by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies in 1985.
Dr. Mechanic received his undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts, from Columbia University and was a Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Texas Sensory Sciences Center in Houston, Texas. He received his Medical Degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Mechanic served as an Intern in Internal Medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI, and as a Surgical Resident at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Mechanic completed a Neurosurgical Research Fellowship and Residency at the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and was appointed Chief Resident in his final year.
Dr. Mechanic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 1995 he was appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the New York University School of Medicine.
Lecturer and Author
As a nationally recognized neurosurgeon, Dr. Mechanic has frequently lectured at professional conferences on a variety of neurosurgical topics and has co-authored articles in peer-reviewed medical journals on spine trauma, stereotactic neurosurgery and trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. Mechanic is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New York State Neurosurgical Society, Medical Society of the State of New York, Nassau County Medical Society and the Nassau Academy of Medicine. He is the current Chairman of the Nassau Surgical Society Division of Neurosurgery and the director of its neurosurgery educational program.