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Neuroscience Institute

Brain and Spine



If you have a neurological condition that requires neurosurgery—such as cervical or spinal disorders, aneurysm or brain tumor—you want to know that you are in the hands of the best possible team. Our knowledgeable, experienced neurosurgical team at Rochester Regional Health offers expertise in treating a broad range of neurological conditions.

Our team's advanced training allows them to handle a variety of complex cases, employing the most sophisticated techniques available. And, our program is one of the largest in the region and our surgeons perform thousands of neurosurgeries each year. 

We use state-of-the-art technology to offer you some of the most advanced microscopic and stereotactic surgical procedures in the region, with neurosurgery results that often exceed national standards. Our neurosurgery program has:

  • Excellent neurosurgery outcomes
  • Low complication rates
  • Low infection rates
  • Shorter lengths of hospital stay

The Full Range of Neurosurgery Services

With access to the most advanced surgical technology and the collaborative experience of specialists in neurology, neuroradiology, neurointerventional surgery, oncology and neuropathology, you can rest assured that you will receive the most accurate diagnosis and the superior, compassionate care of a team dedicated to you. By working in teams, we're able to provide the full range of neurosurgical services, right in Rochester and throughout the Western New York and Finger Lakes Regions.  

We treat a variety of conditions including:

Brain and head

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain trauma
  • Brain tumors
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural hemorrhage
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Premature neuroectodermal tumors (PNET)
  • Primary lymphoma of the brain
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Spine and back

  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cervical and thoracic myelopathy
  • Cervical and lumbar radiculopathy
  • Degenerative scoliosis
  • Disc herniation
  • Discitis/Vertebral osteomyelitis
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Primary and metastatic spine tumors
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Spinal stenosis (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Syringomyelia


Peripheral nerves

  • Brachial plexus
  • Distal median nerve dysfunction
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction

Pituitary gland

  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Prolactinoma

A Neurosurgery Approach Centered On You

Our dedicated team works with you and your family to ensure that you understand your condition, your options for treatment and your expectations for recovery. Our goal is to help you achieve the results you are looking for — the results you need to regain comfort and function. Our surgical team is backed by knowledgeable support staff, experienced advanced practice providers and a seasoned team of interventional and post-surgical outpatient providers. We are all here to assist you before and after the surgery. 

We deliver exceptional care; our patients’ results speak for themselves. Hear from retired state trooper Jose Vazquez about his spinal procedure that has changed his life for the better. 

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