Patients at Mount Sinai Medical Center receive comprehensive, high-quality neurosurgical care tailored to their individual needs. A comprehensive team of physicians will customize the diagnostic and therapeutic plan to meet the individual needs of each patient. This team approach brings together the skills of physicians trained in neurosurgery, neurology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, endocrinology, ophthalmology and rehabilitative medicine.

Conditions cared for by the Division of Neurosurgery include:

  • Astrocytoma
  • Glioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Brain tumors
  • Orbital tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Meningioma
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cerebal Aneurysms
  • Cerebal AVMs (Arterio-Venous Malformations)
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica

Mount Sinai has earned designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, assuring patients that it follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve the outcomes of the most complex stroke cases. Mount Sinai was only the second hospital in Miami-Dade County, and one of just 16 in the state to receive the designation.

Division Specialties

  • General neurosurgery, employing minimally invasive techniques that include the Trilogy system, used in radiosurgery to treat tumors and small lesions in the brain
  • Microsurgery which coordinates the use of a microscope and electrodes during surgery on the brain or spinal cord increasing the chance of surgical success and avoiding damage to healthy tissue
  • Skull based surgery to perform lesion and tumor removal requiring highly trained and qualified neurosurgeons
  • Spinal cord injuries and nerve damage due to excessive pressure
  • Lesion and tumor removal at the base of the skull, one of the most intricate and complex areas of the body
  • Hearing loss due to disruption in auditory nerve pathways


Allen B. Kantrowitz, MD
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery