NSPC provides state-of-the-art treatment of benign and malignant brain and spine tumors, using minimally invasive procedures like Gamma Knife®, Novalis TX™, and CyberKnife® rather than major surgery whenever appropriate. Our physicians also perform experienced pediatric neurosurgery — they give personalized, individual attention combined with knowledge and experience to take on the most challenging of cases.
As one of the largest private neurosurgery groups in the country, NSPC specializes in the treatment and management of brain and spine tumors. We successfully perform hundreds of procedures every year for brain tumor patients, including outpatient stereotactic radiosurgery treatment, like GammaKnife, stereotactic biopsies, stereotactic tumor resections, and endovascular tumor embolizations.
The multidisciplinary team at NSPC treats all types of brain tumors in adults and children, with a particular focus on the five most common types: Meningiomas, Acoustic Neuromas, Pituitary Adenomas, Gilomas/Astrocytomas (including Glioblastomas), and Brain Metastases.
NSPC offers advanced diagnostic tools and a host of sophisticated approaches to treatment. Our neurosurgeons, endovascular neuroradiologists, surgical neuro-oncologists, and neuropsychologist are trained in fields that are already subspecialized — for unparalleled expertise in the Long Island, New York area.
Advanced Tumor Treatments
We use the most modern and safest techniques possible. Our team of doctors specialize in a range of subspecialties and develop with patients comprehensive, personalized plans with cutting-edge technology for cancer treatment and pain management for state-of-the-art comprehensive care. Our host of approaches include
- stereotactic radiosurgery,
- functional MRIs and intraoperative brain mapping,
- awake craniotomy and other advanced brain surgeries,
- chemotherapy, including intrathecal chemotherapy when appropriate, and
- other revolutionary treatments.
Whether you have a newly diagnosed tumor or a recurrent cancer diagnosis, our highly trained physicians use advanced medical treatments to offer the best options available.
Brain Tumors We Treat
A primary brain tumor is a mass of tissue that is formed by an accumulation of abnormal cells. This abnormal cell division can occur in the following places:
- Neurons (nerve cells)
- Glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells)
- Lymphatic tissue
- Blood vessels
- Cranial nerves (myelin-producing Schwann cells)
- Membranes around brain (meninges)
- Pituitary and pineal glands
We treat a wide range of brain tumors including:
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Anaplastic Tumors
- Brain Lymphoma
- Carcinomatous Meningitis
- CNS Lymphoma
- High-grade Tumors
- Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
- Lymphomatous Meningitis
- Metastatic tumors
- Neoplastic Meningitis
- Neurological Complications of Cancer
- Pituitary Tumor
What are the Symptoms of a Spinal Tumor?
The symptoms for spinal tumors vary depending on the size and location of the tumor on the spine. The most common symptom is pain. This pain can reside anywhere from your back and neck to your arms or legs. Weakening or numbness in your arms and legs can also occur. These symptoms can lead to further issues such as:
- Problems walking or standing
- Deformities of the spine.
If you are in the New York area and are concerned about a new back pain you are experiencing, let us help ease your mind by coming in for a consultation with one of our award-winning doctors today.
What Causes a Spine Tumor?Spinal tumors can many times be benign, but some are malignant. These tumors are generally metastatic tumors. This means that cancerous cells have spread from their primary location and are now growing somewhere else. This happens via the arteries, veins or lymphatic system. An example of a metastasized tumor is when cancerous lung cells are found growing in the spine. Malignant tumors in the spine can be life-threatening if not found early enough and treated. Due to the function and location of the spine within the body, it is very easy for spinal tumors to significantly affect the quality of life of an individual. If you are experiencing symptoms related to a spinal tumor or have a spinal tumor diagnosis, our multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons can help you today.
Innovative Spinal Tumor Treatments in Long Island NY
NSPC’s Long Island spine specialists are not only among the most respected and experienced in the US, but they are also supported by outstanding technology and facilities across a wide area of New York state, and backed up by a strong and comprehensive team of doctors and other medical professionals. If you need spine cancer treatment, we have you covered. Get in touch for a consultation, and we’ll make sure you see the right spine expert.
Convenient Locations in NY
We offer a number of convenient locations in the Long Island, New York region. As one of the largest private neurosurgical groups in the tristate area, our support staff is accustomed to coordinating with hospitals and insurance firms on your behalf — so you can focus on what’s important.
Our Brain and Spine Tumor Team
- Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Jeffrey A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Ramin Rak, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
- Brian Snyder M.D., F.A.N.N.S.
- Robert N. Holtzman, M.D.
- John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S.