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

About Dr. Brisman

Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Michael Brisman specializes in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Brain Tumors. He served as the Chief of Neurosurgery at Winthrop University Hospital, and serves as the Co-Medical Director of the Gamma Knife® program at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital. Dr. Brisman formerly served as President of the Nassau County Medical Society and is the President of the New York State Neurosurgical Society.

Dr. Brisman recently authored a brain surgery text book, titled Put Down the Knife: A Fresh Look at Adult Brain Surgery. The book promotes the importance of minimally invasive surgical procedures and conservative treatment options. Copies of Put Down the Knife may be ordered from several online booksellers in print and digital format, including Amazon Books.  For more information visit: https://nspc.com/news/nspc-neurosurgeon-dr-michael-brisman-authors-brain-surgery-textbook/


Education & Training

After receiving his undergraduate degree with high honors in Biology from Harvard University, Dr. Michael 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.

Focus Area

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

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

Dr. Brisman Treats

Dr. Brisman Treats:

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Brain Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Meningiomas
  • Brain Metastases
  • Gliomas
  • Skull Tumors
  • Brain AVMS

Patient Testimonials

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Honors & Awards


Hospital Affiliations

NYU Winthrop Hospital249 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501
Mount Sinai South Nassau HospitalOne Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11571
Mercy Medical Center1000 North Village Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
St. Francis Hospital100 Port Washington Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11576
St. Joseph Hospital4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
Plainview Hospital888 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
North Shore University Hospital300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030
Glen Cove Hospital101 St Andrews Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Syosset Hospital221 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY 11791
St. Catherine of Siena Hospital50 NY-25A, Smithtown, NY 11787

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