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Coordinated, compassionate neurosurgical care
Our neurosurgery experts are recognized leaders in advanced, compassionate treatment of brain, spine and nervous system disorders. With a commitment to research and development, our surgeons are continually on the cutting edge of science.

About us

Our multidisciplinary team focuses on minimally invasive surgical treatments of vascular diseases (including aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke), skull base and brain tumors, complex spinal disorders and restorative and geriatric disorders (hydrocephalus).

We focus our efforts on ensuring that care comes first and that the patient is fully informed during every step of the process. Along with benefitting from the application of 3D imaging and computer-assisted technologies for surgery, our patients also receive improved care from our use of technology to improve communication between physicians and patients. We are the first hospital to acquire and utilize an innovative video exoscope, a new alternative to the standard operating room microscope. The video exoscope offers an extraordinarily higher resolution in 4K and 3D images of the surgical field. The device allows for the entire operative staff to view on 3D monitors the same surgical field the surgeon is seeing.

Our surgeons routinely perform virtual office visits, which includes the physician creating a podcast, which is emailed to the patient so they have a copy of all information explained in the office prior to a procedure. To help the patient understand their individual treatment plan, we create a video of instructions for each patient. An example can be found here under "Virtual office visits." Our patients also have access to clinical studies offering novel, state-of-the-art therapies developed by our own physicians, as well as those that are done in collaboration with other sites.

The department is led by Dr. David J. Langer, an expert in cranial bypass surgery and the first surgeon in the country to perform the Lenox Bypass—a new type of intracranial bypass surgery that is done in collaboration with the New York Head & Neck Institute. All of our surgeons combine their unique skills and expertise to treat rare and complex conditions.

The neurosurgery experts at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City are recognized leaders in the treatment of brain, spine and nervous system disorders. With a commitment to research and development, our surgeons are continually on the cutting edge of science.

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Our centers
Our centers bring together teams of multidisciplinary specialists to deliver coordinated diagnoses and treatment:

We provide interdisciplinary care for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of tumors and disorders of the pituitary and anterior skull base.

Our experts specialize in the management of complex brain aneurysms, brain tumors, brain and spinal cord AVMs, tumors of the head and neck, stroke, and vascular malformations of the head and neck in adults and children.

We offer comprehensive care for brain and spinal cord tumors in adults and children. Our experts utilize state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical techniques.

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for disorders of the spine and spinal cord to help patients regain mobility and return to active, independent lives. 

Our accomplishments

New videomicroscopes offer astounding images, helping surgeons perform and collaborate on delicate brain and spine operations.

US News Badge for high performing hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery
Regionally recognized for extraordinary care

Lenox Hill Hospital has been named a high performing hospital for exceptional care in neurology and neurosurgery.

Lenox Hill is the only hospital in NYC to receive the 2018 Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award. We also achieved an Excellent 30 Day Survival and Above Average Patient Safety score in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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