8 NSPC Brain & Spine Surgery Neurosurgeons Named Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2023-24

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(Rockville Centre, NY – June 5, 2023) 8 of the 19 physicians associated with NSPC Brain & Spine Surgery have been named to the latest edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, an annual listing compiled by Castle Connolly, a New York City research and information company.


They are: Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D. (Neurovascular and Brain Surgery), Benjamin R. Cohen, M.D (Spine Surgery), Vladimir Y. Dadashev, M.D. (Spine Surgery), Zachariah M. George, M.D (Spine Surgery), Yusef Imani, M.D. (Spine Surgery), Stephen T. Onesti, M.D. (Spine Surgery), Sachin N. Shah, M.D. (Spine Surgery), and Brian J. Snyder, M.D. (Pain and Parkinson’s Surgery).


“It’s a pleasure to congratulate my colleagues for receiving this honor,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., the chief executive officer of Rockville Centre, NY-based NSPC. “Our practice has provided patients from Long Island, and elsewhere, with the most compassionate and comprehensive back, neck, brain, and neurovascular care available for over 60 years. The selection of these neurosurgeons to the 2023-24 Top Doctors: New York Metro Area listing confirms a tradition of clinical, and patient-centered excellence at NSPC.”


For decades, Castle Connolly has been conducting a peer-review survey to select the region’s top doctors based on the theory that medical professionals are best qualified to assess the qualifications of other practitioners. Licensed physicians vote online for those doctors they consider outstanding. A Castle Connolly doctor-led research team then counts the nominations and vets the nominee pool with the aid of several screens, including confirming board certifications and investigating disciplinary histories. In 2020, Castle Connolly was acquired by the Everyday Health Group, a division of J2 Global Inc.


The Top Doctors: New York Metro Area listing includes those physicians whom Castle Connolly has determined to be in the top ten percent of the region’s physicians – approximately 6,000 in all.


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Founded in Freeport in 1958, NSPC Brain & Spine Surgery (NSPC) has grown to become one of the largest, private neurosurgical groups in the U.S. with seven conveniently located offices on Long Island. The practice’s 18 experienced neurosurgeons are experts in “Bloodless” spine and brain surgery, including endoscopic spine surgery, laser spine surgery, ultrasonic spine surgery, radiosurgery, endoscopic brain surgery, and other minimally invasive techniques. These advanced procedures are used to treat herniated disc, spinal stenosis, chronic back pain, brain tumors, brain aneurysms, trigeminal neuralgia, and other conditions. Please visit www.nspc.com for more information.