Brain Surgery

State-of-the-art diagnostics and advanced treatment options from world-renowned specialists in vascular disorders of the brain and spine.  Enter here to learn more about aneurysms, AVMs, stroke, and other conditions of the blood vessels, and how the innovative multidisciplinary team at Weill Cornell Medicine are advancing the field and saving lives. 

The Epilepsy Surgery Service at Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery is led by internationally recognized epilepsy surgery expert Theodore Schwartz, M.D., who is one of the pioneers in the field of epilepsy surgery, which can actually provide a cure.  In fact, in carefully selected patients as many as 80 percent can be cured of seizures entirely.  In other cases surgery may reduce the frequency and severity of seizures.  Our Epilepsy Surgery Service treats both adults and children, and we are fortunate to have pediatric epilepsy surgeon Dr. Caitlin Hoffman on our team.

At Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery we treat the whole patient, not just a condition. Before and after treatment for brain and spine conditions, we offer neuropsychological services including pre- and post-operative testing and cognitive remediation and brain mapping prior to surgery. Led by director Heidi Bender, PhD, the team offers evaluation and treatment to patients of all ages. Our neuropsychologists also offer evaluation and care for those who have suffered a traumatic injury.
Bumps and falls are usually not serious (ask any parent or athlete), but traumatic injuries happen more often than you might think. The CDC estimates that 1.7 million people every year suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 20,000 sustain a spinal cord injury. These injuries can be the result of car accidents, falls, sports, or violence, and they add up to a significant public health concern. Our specialists are expert at treating traumatic injuries to the brain and spine, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spine and spinal cord injuries.  More about brain and spine Injuries, and read Joaquin's story.
Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery offers the expertise of international leaders in novel therapies and surgical solutions for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and other movement disorders. About the Movement Disorder Service
The Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base Surgery service is home to some amazing success stories in treating pituitary tumors. What was once considered medical fiction is now a bona fide alternative to previously intrusive surgery.  

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery 525 East 68 Street, Box 99 New York, NY 10065 Phone: 866-426-7787