Neurosurgery for Children With Hydrocephalus

Neurosurgery for Children With Hydrocephalus

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Learning your infant or child has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus can be a very emotional and overwhelming experience. Neurosurgery offers treatments that are proven effective in the treatment of hydrocephalus, diverting the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to avoid build-up in the brain. What is Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess CSF (cerebrospinal […]

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Microdiscectomy for Sciatica

Microdiscectomy for Sciatica

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Your doctor may have recommended you see a neurosurgeon for surgical treatment of your sciatica. Microdiscectomy is considered a reliable surgery for relief from the symptoms of sciatica. The surgical procedure involves the removal of a small part of a vertebral disc that may be compressing a nerve root. What is Sciatica Sciatica is a […]

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The Role of Neurosurgery In The Treatment of Brain Tumors

The Role of Neurosurgery In The Treatment of Brain Tumors

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The exact cause of a brain tumor is unclear for most patients. It forms when a group of cells in the brain display odd growth patterns and eventually develop into an abnormal mass of cells. This irregular growth of cells in the brain hinders the normal role of the central nervous system, making treatment to […]

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Hudson Valley Neurosurgeon Receives Award for Medical Excellence

Hudson Valley Neurosurgeon Receives Award for Medical Excellence

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Hudson Valley Brain & Spine Surgery neurosurgeon Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheim was honored by Good Samaritan Hospital as this year’s recipient of the Sister Josep Rita Award for Medical Excellence. “It is a huge honor to be recognized by the high-quality physicians that I have had the privilege of working with for so many years,” said […]

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Why You Should Choose a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery

Why You Should Choose a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery

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Many doctors claim to be “spine specialists” or “spine surgeons”, but no one is more qualified to perform spinal surgery than a board-certified neurosurgeon. If you have been recommended to undergo spinal surgery by an orthopedist or a non-board certified neurosurgeon, you should seriously consider getting another opinion with a board-certified neurosurgeon. How Board-Certified Neurosurgeons […]

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