A proven leader in brain and spine care
Lenox Hill Neurosurgery is the only hospital department in New York City to receive the 2018 Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award for superior outcomes in cranial neurosurgery and the 2018 Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award for superior outcomes in stroke management.
Patients who suffer a stroke and receive their care at Lenox Hill Hospital have higher survival rates, as do patients who have cranial neurosurgery at Lenox Hill. Additionally, we are one of only two hospitals in Manhattan to achieve 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.
Our surgeons combine their unique skills and expertise to treat rare and complex conditions. 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
- Restorative and geriatric disorders (hydrocephalus)
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.
Committed to using the most advanced technologies
Along with benefiting 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. Our surgeons routinely perform virtual office visits; this 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 also create a tailored video of instructions.
When a patient is treated by the neurosurgery department, they become part of our family. We have gathered a skilled team of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and radiology technicians who work alongside the surgeons to ensure that the patient’s comfort and care comes first in outpatient settings, inpatients settings and in the operating room. Our team members work collaboratively in all aspects of each case, including utilizing screen share technology to review imaging and communicate with one another in real time. We ensure that care comes first and that the patient is fully informed during every step of the process.
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.