We found 5 neurosurgeons who accept Fidelis near Riverhead, NY.

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Dr. Frederick B Gutman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 7
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Gutman works as a neurosurgeon in East Setauket, NY and Riverhead, NY. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and herniated disc. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Gutman attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Gutman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Dysplasia, Hydrocephalus, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Compression ... (Read more)

Dr. Raphael P Davis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 7
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Rapheal Davis is a neurosurgery specialist in East Setauket, NY and Riverhead, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Dysplasia, Hydrocephalus, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Egnor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 7
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Michael Egnor's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egnor include spine tumor, neurosurgery, and spine surgery procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Dr. Egnor was profiled in New York Magazine s Best Doctor s issue in 2005, The Bobby Polange Story ..

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Craniosynostosis, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Chesler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 7
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. David Chesler's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Chesler attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Lobectomy, Removal of Lesion, Hydrocephalus, Endoscopic Surgery, Spina Bifida, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Bazemore Mikell III, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 7
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Charles Mikell works as a neurosurgeon in Commack, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Mikell takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mikell has received include Alpha Omega Alpha; New York Society for Neurosurgery, Resident Research Night, First Place; and Professional Memberships.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.
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