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Expert neurosurgery—1 stop away

A neurological illness can take many forms, and when it does, our multidisciplinary team is here for you. At Maimonides, we treat a variety of neurological issues, including brain tumors, epilepsy, stroke, cerebral palsy, and Parkinson’s disease. If alternative treatment options have proved ineffective, you and your doctor may decide that neurological surgery is the best treatment option. We utilize the latest technology to provide our patients with optimal care in a supportive environment.

Our team of highly trained neurosurgeons and nurses provide specialized care. Our neurosurgical team performs brain and spine surgery, including open surgical treatment for vascular, tumorous, and degenerative lesions of the brain, skull base, and spine.

Committed to educating in research

Research is critical for conducting studies that seek to contribute to knowledge and assess various approaches to improving quality and cost-efficiency of care.

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The Maimonides neurological department treats:

  • Acute strokes
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM’s)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF’s)
  • Epilepsy
  • Intracranial arterial stenosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Comprehensive endovascular treatments for aneurysms

Brain aneurysms are abnormal dilatations of the arteries in the brain. Some people are predisposed to aneurysms due to family history or a congenital condition. Hypertension and smoking are also risk factors. Patients often don’t experience symptoms, and aneurysms are found by accident while treating or diagnosing other conditions. If there are symptoms, they are most often a severe headache, facial droop, numbness, or other problems with the facial muscles.

Ideally, aneurysms will be found at this point and treated before rupture. This can cause bleeding into the space around the brain, also known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Once an aneurysm ruptures, the risk of death is very high. Aneurysms can be safely and successfully treated with a procedure called endovascular coil embolization, where a catheter is threaded through the femoral artery into the brain, and metallic coils are used to fill the aneurysm sac from within.

Additional services

  • Complimentary modalities
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Pain management services
  • Psychological and pastoral counseling
  • Social work assistance
  • Support groups

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Meet Our Team

Simone A. Betchen, MD

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John K. Houten, MD

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Amit Y. Schwartz, MD, FAANS, FACOS

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Qingliang Tony Wang, MD;PhD

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Daniel W. Zumofen, MD

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