Neurological Surgery, P.C. Included On National List Of 'Spine Surgery Practices To Know'

For the second consecutive year, Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) has been named to Becker’s Spine Review’s “Spine Surgery Practices to Know.” Becker’s is a top publication serving healthcare decision makers.

Online PR News – 09-July-2013 – ROCKVILLE, CENTRE, NY – “We are pleased that our work has been acknowledged again by this leading publication,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., CEO of Neurological Surgery, P.C. “Our inclusion for the second year provides further validation that we provide the most comprehensive and advanced university-level spine care in the New York City area, in a community setting.”

Practices do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on the Becker’s list.
In addition to being named to the list, NSPC neurosurgeons are regularly interviewed by Becker’s on topics ranging from the latest spinal surgery procedures and technologies, to practice management and recruitment.

In naming NSPC to the national list, Becker’s editors pointed out that: “The practice hired the first dual trained neurosurgery-spine fellowship neurosurgeon on Long Island in 1998 and surgeons performed one of the first minimally invasive microendoscopic discectomies in the tri-state area.”

One of the largest neurosurgical private practices in greater New York, NSPC is comprised of 34 physicians in neurosurgery and related specialties, including 14 neurosurgeons specializing in adult spine surgery and two pediatric neurosurgeons who conduct spinal and other complex surgeries. The practice’s fellowship-trained neurosurgeons perform the latest minimally invasive and open procedures for spinal conditions that range from common disorders such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks, to serious conditions that include spinal tumors and spina bifida. NSPC surgeons and nonsurgical specialists see patients in 10 offices conveniently located throughout four downstate counties. The practice also offers medical imaging services.

Spine surgeons in the practice include:
• Stephen D. Burstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
• William J. Sonstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
• Benjamin R. Cohen, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.
• Artem Y. Vaynman, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
• Ramin Rak, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.
• Alan Mechanic, M.D., F.A.C.S.
• Donald S. Krieff, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
• Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D. (Pediatric Neurosurgery)
• Robert N. Holtzman, M.D.
• Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S.
• Matthew B. Kern, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
• Sachin N. Shah, M.D.
• Vladimir Dadashev, M.D.
• John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Pediatric Neurosurgery)
• Zachariah M. George, M.D.
• Gerald M. Zupruk, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.

Becker’s Spine Review is published by ASC Communications, a leading source of cutting edge business and legal information for hospital and health system leaders, owners and operators of ambulatory surgery centers and leaders of orthopedic and spine practices.

Neurological Surgery, P.C. is one of the New York City area’s premier neurosurgical groups, offering patients the most advanced treatments of brain and spine disorders. These include minimally invasive procedures such as stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife® and Novalis Tx®), aneurysm coiling, neuro-endoscopy, spinal stimulators, carotid stents, interventional pain management, microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, and other types of minimally invasive spine surgery. The practice’s physicians represent a range of surgical and nonsurgical specialties, combining compassionate care with highly specialized training. They are leaders in the region’s medical community, with appointments as chiefs of neurosurgery in some of Long Island’s best hospitals. NSPC offers 10 convenient locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in Queens and Manhattan. For more information, call 1-800-775-7784 or visit

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