Neuroscience Institute - Neurosurgery at Rochester General

1445 Portland Avenue
Suite 304
Rochester, NY 14621
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Office Phone: 585.342.7170

Office Hours

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Services Offered

  • Neurosciences
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery

About Rochester Regional Health Neurosurgery

Our board-certified neurosurgeons have extensive experience using the latest surgical and nonsurgical techniques to treat pain management issues and disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Our neurosurgeons and experienced support staff work closely with specialists in neuroradiology, neuropathology and neurology to deliver the most accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment options, providing the answers and support you need to feel reassured every step of the way.

Rochester Regional Health Neurosciences Institute


Our Providers

  • James Maxwell

    James Maxwell, MD

    Dr. Maxwell has been a member of the Medical and Dental Staff at Rochester General Hospital since 1981, and serves at the Division Head of Neurological Surgery at RGH.He earned his Medical Degree from Columbia University and completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and a Fellowship at the Neurological Institute of New York (where he served as Chief Resident) and The National Hospital Queens Square.Dr. Maxwell is board certified and a member of the International College of Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He specializes in peripheral nerve and spine surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia and brain tumors.

  • Matthew Dashnaw, PharmD, MD

    Dr. Dashnaw specializes in degenerative spine conditions, brain and spinal tumors, traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus, trigeminal neuralgia/cranial nerve compression, peripheral nerve disorder and spinal trauma.After earning his Pharm. D. degree and working for a year as a pharmacist, Dr. Dashnaw earned a full scholarship to pursue his Doctor of Medicine at Ross University in New Jersey. There, he specialized in neurosurgery, publishing research on treating cognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia, malignant glioma metastatic brain tumors, and traumatic brain injury and CSF movement.He then completed his Neurological Surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.