Long Island Neurosurgery
Great Neck MRI is a division of Neurological Surgery P.C. Group, the premier Long Island neurosurgery specialists. Our services include detecting early symptoms of brain tumor, treating trigeminal neuralgia and spinal stentosis, gamma knife surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery. We provide physical rehabilitation and physical therapy through our rehab center, located in Great Neck, adjacent to New York City.
Brain Tumor MRI
A brain tumor is any intracranial tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either found in or around the brain itself, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors). Primary (true) brain tumors are commonly located in the posterior cranial fossa in children and in the anterior two-thirds of the cerebral hemispheres in adults, although they can affect any part of the brain.
In the United States in the year 2000, it was estimated that there were 16,500 new cases of brain tumors, which accounted for 1.4 percent of all cancers, 2.4 percent of all cancer deaths, and 20—25 percent of pediatric cancers. Ultimately, it is estimated that there are 13,000 deaths/year as a result of brain tumors.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a neurosurgical technique for treating brain diseases with highly focused radiation beams. It is the most precise form of single-session brain radiosurgery. It is bloodless. It is highly effective for brain tumors, both malignant and benign, arteriovenous malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia (sharp face pains). Radiosurgery can often be used in place of standard surgery and radiation. Patients are discharged the day of surgery.
Michael H. Brisman, M.D. F.A.C.S., is the Neurosurgical Director of The Long Island Gamma Knife at South Nassau, Long Island's first Gamma Knife, and the most advanced Gamma Knife in New York. Dr. Brisman is also a partner in Neurological Surgery, P.C., Long Island (NY)'s premier neurosurgery practice. Neurological Surgery P.C. provides care for patients with conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system. To maintain the highest standards in these fields where knowledge is advancing daily, they coordinate preventive, diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic expertise to provide state-of-the-art care. They serve patients from all over the NYC (New York City) region including Manhattan, New Jersey, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk. Some of the many services provided are:
- brain surgery
- spine surgery
- spinal stenosis surgery
- stereotactic radiosurgery
- spine tumor and brain tumor symptoms
- back pain
- face pain, facial pain
- herniated disc
- X STOP
- brain MRI
- open MRI
- stand up MRI
- on-site physical therapy and rehabilitation