Brain Care

With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology in all our facilities, you and your loved one can count on the team at Central New York Brain & Spine Neurosurgery to provide the highest level of brain care. Our team sees patients from the Utica, Rome and Oneida areas with  brain tumors and masses, aneurysms, and those with neuralgia or blood flow issues due to malformations.

We have extensive experience treating the following conditions:

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Brain Tumor

Our world class surgeons treat brain tumors in adults and children with expert care. A brain tumor is a collection, or mass, of abnormal cells in your brain. Your skull, which encloses your brain, is very rigid. Any growth inside such a restricted space can cause problems. Brain tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). When benign or malignant tumors grow, they can cause the pressure inside your skull to increase. This can cause brain damage, and it can be life-threatening.

Glioma, Astrocytoma

Astrocytomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor within the group of brain tumors called gliomas. Primary means they have originated from the brain instead of spreading from elsewhere. About one third of all brain tumors diagnosed are astrocytomas.

Glioblastoma is an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Glioblastoma forms from cells called astrocytes that support nerve cells.

Glioblastoma can occur at any age, but tends to occur more often in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures.


A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord.

Pituitary Tumor

Pituitary tumors are common and often they don’t cause health problems. Most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them. The most common type of pituitary tumor produces hormones and disrupts the balance of hormones in your body. This can cause endocrine diseases such as Cushing’s syndrome and hyperthyroidism.

Symptoms of pituitary tumors include headaches, vision problems, nausea and vomiting, problems caused by the production of too many hormones.

Pituitary Adenoma
Pituitary adenomas are the fourth most common intracranial tumor after gliomas, meningiomas and schwannomas. A large majority of pituitary adenomas are benign and are relatively slow growing. Adenomas are by far the most common disease affecting the pituitary gland. These tumors most commonly affect people in their 30s or 40s, although they can be diagnosed in children as well. Most of these tumors can be successfully treated. Pituitary tumors can vary in size and behavior. Tumors that produce hormones are called functioning adenomas, while those that do not are called nonfunctioning adenomas.
Brain Aneurysm
A brain aneurysm is a bulge that forms in the blood vessel of your brain that could lead to severe health issues and possibly death.

Cerebral Aneurysm
A cerebral or intracranial aneurysm is an abnormal focal dilation of an artery in the brain that results from a weakening of the inner muscular layer (the intima) of a blood vessel wall.
Vascular Malformation
Vascular malformations are localized collections of abnormal blood vessels that lead to altered blood flow in the brain.
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
A brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain.

Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain.


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