Seven Neurological Surgery, P.C. Physicians Recognized As 'Top Doctors' In New Directory

Seven physicians from the Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) private practice have been recognized as leading physicians in their fields in the just-published 17th Edition of Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.

Online PR News – 12-February-2014 – Rockville Centre, NY – A small number of physicians are recognized with this honor each year – approximately 6,000 of the 55,000 licensed physicians in the region.

NSPC physicians named to this list include:
• Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D., neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular and endovascular conditions;
• Jeffrey A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, brain tumors and pain surgery;
• Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A., neurologist specializing in the treatment of epilepsy;
• John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S., who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery;
• Robert N. Holtzman, M.D., neurosurgeon specializing in cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery;
• Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S., neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery; and,
• John Pile-Spellman, M.D., F.A.C.R., interventional neuroradiologist.

list of any across the metro New York region and the most neurosurgeons of any private practice in Nassau or Suffolk Counties

"Our practice has among the most physicians on the “Top Doctors” list of any across the metro New York region, and the most neurosurgeons of any private practice in Nassau or Suffolk Counties," said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S, CEO, Neurological Surgery, P.C. "This, and the fact that we are chiefs of service and department directors at so many of Long Island’s top hospitals, helps confirm that our patients get the best specialized care available anywhere."

Castle Connolly bases its "Top Doctors" selections on peer nominations. All licensed physicians are invited to participate in this online process. Castle Connolly directly contacts more than 50,000 physicians and health care executives nationwide in order to solicit these nominations.

Physicians can nominate other doctors they feel are the most outstanding in their medical specialties, in any area of medicine and any part of the country, indicating also whether they believe the physician is among the best in the region or the best in the nation. A physician can not nominate him/herself.

The Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes tens of thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to gather further information regarding the top specialists for most diseases and procedures. Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations via this process. The credentials of every physician considered for inclusion are also carefully reviewed.

About Neurological Surgery, P.C.
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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