Division of Neurosurgery at Huntington Hospital
Huntington, New York 11743
The Division of Neurosurgery at Huntington Hospital is a part of the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, one of the New York metropolitan area’s largest providers of neurological and neurosurgical care. We treat patients for a wide variety of neurosurgical conditions, with physicians on call at all hours of the day and inpatient physician assistant coverage around the clock. Our specialists have the technology and experience necessary to treat brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, as well as conditions of the spine.
A novel technology, NICO BrainPath, is offered at Huntington Hospital. This minimally invasive surgical technique allows neurosurgeons to remove brain tumors that were once inoperable. BrainPath can also be used to remove blood clots and other growths deep in the brain. BrainPath allows neurosurgeons to operate without cutting white matter in the brain, which is the tissue that controls functional and cognitive and responses. For this reason, the part of the brain responsible for speech, memory, vision and other functions are avoided during surgery altogether or significantly minimized.
Huntington Hospital is also home to the O-arm, a gold-standard imaging device used in the operating room. The O-arm performs a 15-20 second scan sequence that generates a 3-dimensional (3D) computer model of the spine. During spine surgery, the neurosurgeon refers to the monitors, which provides real-time verification of the location of surgical tools and implants with sub-millimeter accuracy. Other benefits of O-arm include:
- Reduces radiation exposure with a single scan.
- Allows for the neurosurgeon to take advantage of the 3D modeling to place a virtual screw.
- Provides increased efficiency resulting in shorter anesthesia time.
- Reduces the risk of revision or second surgery.
With experienced neurosurgeons, 24/7 inpatient physician assistant coverage and CT and MRI technicians on call, the Division of Neurosurgery at Huntington Hospital offers a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, including:
- CT scan
- Cranial CT angiogram
- Shunt implant surgery
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Vagus nerve stimulation
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Image guided surgery systems
- Non-cerebrovascular cranial surgery
- Spine surgery, including minimally invasive
- General ICU
- BrainPath access technology
- O-arm intraoperative imagining system