Mount Sinai's neurosurgeons are experts in using minimally invasive surgical techniques and technology to treat brain tumors, aneurysms, spinal fractures and other neurological conditions. With the aid of advanced digital angiography depicting detailed 3-D images of blood vessels, surgeons are able to guide instruments through tiny incisions with the utmost care in the least invasive method possible. They also perform microsurgery, which coordinates the use of a microscope and electrodes on the brain or spinal cord, to increase the chance of surgical success and avoid damage to healthy tissue. Minimally invasive brain and spine surgery offers patients smaller scars, less postoperative pain and shorter recovery time than open surgery.
Our neurosurgeons utilize the state-of-the-art Trilogy Stereotactic Radiosurgery system for the treatment of brain tumors, meningiomas and acoustic neuromas. Mount Sinai also provides advanced individualized vaccines for qualified patients with glioblastoma, a variety of brain tumors which require multidisciplinary treatment.
In addition, neurosurgeons at Mount Sinai are experienced in the use of innovative treatments for thoracic spinal cord compression in which damaged vertebra are replaced with artificial vertebra in order to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, increase mobility and minimize discomfort. Advanced vertebroplasty, a procedure used to repair compression fractures of the spinal vertebra percutaneously, uses a single needle to relieve a patient's pain, stabilize the fracture and restore mobility. The procedure is so effective that it generally can be performed on an outpatient basis.