State-of-the-art neurosurgical and spine treatments, close to home.

The neurosurgical team at Vassar Brothers Medical Center provides advanced surgical approaches to treat brain and spine conditions and disorders including, epilepsy, spinal stenosis, brain aneurysms and brain tumors. Minimally invasive options are offered for patients who qualify. Our team approach includes close collaboration with pain management and rehabilitation specialists to help you recover from surgery and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Find a neurosurgeon on the medical staff of Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Types of Conditions Treated by Neurosurgery

A skilled support team of physicians, nurses and technicians perform these neurosurgeries:

Brain-Related Conditions:

  • Brain tumors
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Head trauma: brain hemorrhages, skull fractures, etc.
  • Cerebral AVMs (arteriovenous malformations): A misdirection of blood from the arteries to the veins, causing intracranial hemorrhage, seizure, headache or difficulty in movement, speech or vision
  • Epilepsy: the disturbance of nerve cell activity in your brain, causing a seizure, abnormal behavior and sometimes loss of consciousness
  • Hydrocephalus: an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the cavities of the brain, causing pressure inside the skull, progressive enlargement of the head, convulsion, tunnel vision and mental disability
  • Parkinson’s disease: progressive disorder of nervous systems causing tremors, stiffness and slowed movement
  • Trigeminal neuralgia: A chronic nerve condition causing spontaneous attacks of pain in the face
  • Disorders of the pituitary gland
  • Disorders of the extracranial and intracranial carotid and vertebral arteries: several disorders affecting the arteries that supply blood to the brain and are an important cause of stroke, transient cerebral ischemic attack and atherosclerosis
  • Disorders of the autonomic nervous system and peripheral nerves

Spine-Related Conditions:

  • Herniated cervical and lumbar discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tumors of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Intraoperative brain surgery
  • Intraoperative EEG (electroencephalography)


Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-8500
(800) 421-1220