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Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital

Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital | Northwell Health

Our multidisciplinary team focuses on
minimally invasive surgical treatments of vascular diseases (including aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke), skull base and brain tumors, complex spinal disorders and restorative and geriatric disorders (hydrocephalus).

We focus our efforts on ensuring that care comes first and that the patient is fully informed during every step of the process. Along with benefitting from the application of 3D imaging and computer-assisted technologies for surgery, our patients also receive improved care from our use of technology to improve communication between physicians and patients. We are the first hospital to acquire and utilize an innovative video exoscope, a new alternative to the standard operating room microscope. The video exoscope offers an extraordinarily higher resolution in 4K and 3D images of the surgical field. The device allows for the entire operative staff to view on 3D monitors the same surgical field
the surgeon is seeing.

Our surgeons routinely perform virtual office visits, which includes the physician creating a podcast, which is emailed to the patient so they have a copy of all information explained in the office prior to a procedure. To help the patient understand their individual treatment plan, we create a video of instructions for each patient. An example can be found here under “Virtual office visits.” Our patients also have access to clinical studies offering novel, state-of-the-art therapies developed by our own physicians, as well as those that are done in collaboration with other sites.

The department is led by Dr. David J. Langer, an
expert in cranial bypass surgery and the first surgeon in the country to perform the Lenox Bypass—a new type of intracranial bypass surgery that is done in collaboration with the New York Head & Neck Institute. All
of our surgeons combine their unique skills and expertise to treat rare and complex conditions.

Lenox Hill
Hospital is a major teaching site for the residency training program for the Department of Neurosurgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.