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.
Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Brisman specializes in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Brain Tumors. He served as the Chief of Neurosurgery, and he serves as 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. 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 Treats:
Dr. Brisman is proficient in the use of minimally-invasive, neurosurgical procedures including:
Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
Dr. Michael Brisman performed a microvascular decompression surgery on Lisa Gonzalez to treat her trigeminal neuralgia. Read more of her story.
Expert insights on leading patient care and advanced treatment from Dr. Michael Brisman
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman explains how to choose the best trigeminal neuralgia treatment option for you.
Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified neurosurgeon who is proficient in adult neurological surgery. He specializes in stereotactic and radiosurgery techniques for the treatment of brain tumors and trigeminal neuralgia.
Out of nowhere, Angela Wohlfarth developed life-threatening symptoms of an arteriovenous malformation. Her surgery with Dr. Jonathan L. Brisman and Dr. Michael H. Brisman was successful.
When Cira Samuels' trigeminal neuralgia kept her awake at night, making the slightest touch painful, Dr. Michael Brisman performed pain-relieving surgery.
Gail Chandler was first introduced to NSPC by her husband who was a patient of Dr. William Sonstein. While waiting for her husband during an exam, Dr. Sonstein noticed that Gail was rubbing the back of her head. He asked her about it, and after learning more, encouraged her to make an appointment with his partner Dr. Michael Brisman.
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman discusses stereotactic radiosurgery, including CyberKnife and Gamma Knife. Stereotactic radiosurgery is used to treat brain and spine tumors, temporal lobe epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, and other conditions.
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman discusses benign brain tumors called acoustic neuromas and neurofibromatosis type 2. While not all acoustic neuromas need treatment, treatment options include stereotactic Neurosurgery, retrosigmoid surgery, and translabyrinthine surgery
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman discusses pituitary tumors, including pituitary adenomas, associated conditions, and pituitary tumor treatment options.
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman describes trigeminal neuralgia symptoms, causes, and treatments in detail.
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman explains how doctors distinguish between trigeminal neuralgia and other types of facial pain
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman describes hemifacial spasm symptoms, causes, and treatment options, including microvascular decompression surgery.
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman describes glossopharyngeal neuralgia causes, symptoms, and treatment options, including medication, surgery, and nerve injury
NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman explains brain AVMs, their associated risks, and brain AVM treatment options.
Dr Michael Brisman and Dr Gad Klein from NSPC Discuss Trigeminal Neuralgia on the "Living Through a Woman's Eyes" Show on Telecare.
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