Nerve & Muscle Disorders Center at Lenox Hill Hospital

Nerve & Muscle Disorders Center at Lenox Hill Hospital

(212) 434-6400

130 E. 77th Street, 8 Black Hall
New York, New York 10075

About us

The Nerve Disorders Center at Lenox Hill Hospital is composed of a multidisciplinary team of nerve disorder experts including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychological care providers and rehabilitation professionals.

There are over 100 disorders that affect the nerves, from Bell’s palsy to Lou Gehrig’s disease, and every patient is different. That’s why our goal is to ensure each and every patient receives the care plan best suited to their needs.

Our team provides complete diagnostic evaluations including MRIs, appropriate blood tests, clinical assessments supplemented by neurophysiologic testing and, occasionally, nerve or muscle biopsies or spinal taps. When needed, we use the resources of Northwell Health – New York state’s largest health system – to bring in other specialists such as ear, nose and throat physicians to help evaluate treatment for neurological speech disorders.

In addition, many of our expert clinicians work in close collaboration with the dedicated professionals at the Neuropathy Association and the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, and regularly attend patient support meetings of the Long Island Neuropathy Support Group at Northwell Health. 

Conditions

The Nerve Disorders Center at Lenox Hill Hospital treats a number of nerve disorders and conditions, including:

  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Autoimmune neuropathies
  • Autoimmune myopathies, including polymyositis and dermatomyositis
  • Charcot-marie-tooth disease and other inherited neuropathies
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Ataxia
  • Brachial and lumbosacral plexus diseases
  • Motor neuron disease (ALS)
  • Hereditary spastic paraparesis
  • Muscular and myotonic dystrophies
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Cervical and lumbar radiculopathy
  • Mononeuropathies (wrist drop, foot drop, etc.)
  • Among other common conditions, our specialists also have extensive training in treating pediatric neuromuscular diseases. With a fully staffed outpatient pediatrics department and a dedication to the underserved population, the Nerve Disorders Center at Lenox Hill Hospital has resources available for any child with a nerve disorder - without putting them on a several months-long wait list.

We also have the ability to perform nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG), a diagnostic procedure for assessing muscle and nerve cell health, on children of all ages when necessary.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The specialists at Lenox Hill Hospital’s Nerve Disorders Center offer comprehensive care for a wide range of disorders. We perform a number of standard to advanced diagnostics and treatments, including:

  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Botox-spasticity for migraines
  • Home and outpatient infusions
  • Immunotherapy
  • Imaging
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Skin biopsy for epidermal nerve fiber density

Our team

Svetlana Faktorovich, MD

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Sami Saba, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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John Andrew Boockvar, MD

  • Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director, Brain Tumor and Pituitary/ Neuroendocrine Center,
    Lenox Hill Hospital & Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Investigator, Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology,
    The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  • Professor, Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Mitchell Edward Levine, MD

  • Director, Spine Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director, Spine Center,
    Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jonathan Haim Oren, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Clinical professionals

Richard Steer- EEG Coordinator

Otakhon, PhD, MD- EEG Coordinator

130 E. 77th Street , 8 Black Hall
New York, New York 10075
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