Neurosurgery and Spine

Mount Sinai Queens offers sophisticated neurological surgery performed by highly skilled surgeons who are also on staff at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The Mount Sinai Health System is ranked No. 16 for neurological surgery by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert team of radiologists and neurosurgeons work together to accurately diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and pituitary gland, using cutting-edge technology and providing personalized, comprehensive care. Many procedures are performed using minimally invasive, computer-guided neurosurgery techniques.

Our neurosurgeons are dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for our patients. They perform procedures to remove tumors, manage pain, improve patients’ mobility, repair damage caused by trauma, and improve patients’ quality of life.

Brain and Cranial Surgery: We treat malignant brain tumors including astrocytoma, glioblastoma and oligodendroglioma as well as benign tumors such as acoustic neuroma, ependymoma, hemangioblastoma, and meningiomas. We also treat head trauma, brain hemorrhages, hydrocephalus (fluid in the brain), bone tumors of the skull, and chronic brain infections.

Spinal Surgery: We perform complex surgeries to treat a wide range of spinal cord conditions including spinal stenosis, disc herniation, cervical spondylosis, cervical myelopathy, radiculopathy, and Chiari malformation.

Other Neurosurgical Conditions:  Our neurosurgeons perform procedures to treat a wide variety of additional neurological disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), hemifacial spasms (facial twitches), infections, and nerve compressions.

Certified Primary Stroke Center

Mount Sinai Queens is the only hospital in the borough of Queens designated by the New York State Department of Health and certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Our award-winning stroke team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to evaluate and treat patients in the emergency department and throughout the hospital.  Acute stroke patients may be treated with clot-busting drugs that must be administered within the first few hours of stroke-symptom onset. Additional treatments, including surgery, are determined by the results of advanced imaging studies and laboratory testing. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Emergency Department has a dedicated CT scanner, which saves needed time.

Meet Our Team

Raymund L. Yong, MD
Brain Tumors

Reade A. De Leacy, MD
Vascular Disorders of the Brain and Spine
Neurointerventional spine surgery, joint pain surgery

Salazar Jones, MD
Spine disorders and carpal tunnel