Neurosurgery

Mount Sinai West is ranked as High Performing in Neurology/Neurosurgery for U.S. News and World Report. We are particularly skilled with general brain and spine procedures, epilepsy surgery, stroke and cerebrovascular services, and intracerebral hemorrhage.

We have extensive experience performing Chiari malformation procedures, cerebrospinal diversions, intracranial hemorrhage evacuation, intrathecal pumps (for pain and spasticity), spinal cord and vagal nerve stimulation, cervical and lumbar disc replacement procedures, minimally invasive spine surgeries, and microdiscectomies, spinal fusions, and radiosurgery.

Epilepsy

Our state-of-the-art technology includes the ROSA™ robotic surgical assistive device used for accurately mapping the source of epileptic seizures, and for surgical removal of the tissue causing the seizure. We use the MONTERIS Neuroblate™ system to perform minimally invasive laser treatment of epilepsy foci, which helps us reach difficult-to-access areas of the brain through a 2 mm burr hole. In addition, we have a dedicated neurosurgical intensive care unit at the hospital.

Neuromodulation

We are one of the busiest neuromodulation practices in the United States, treating movement and psychiatric disorders and pioneering treatments and new deep brain stimulation technologies. Patients come to us for neuromodulation services from all over the world.

Cerebrovascular Disorders

Our intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) program is en route to becoming an Intracerebral Hemorrhage Center of Excellence for all of the Mount Sinai Health System. Whenever a patient with ICH enters a Mount Sinai hospital, we evaluate and transfer the person to Mount Sinai West. When possible, we perform minimally invasive clot evacuation. Dr. J Mocco is the Principal Investigator for a clinical trial to evaluate minimally invasive endoscopic ICH evacuation with a new, FDA-approved device called the Apollo System.

Our Doctors

Our doctors provide vital services to all our patients.

  • Saadi Ghatan, MD
    Site Chair of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Epilepsy

  • George V. DiGiacinto, MD
    Site Vice Chair of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai West
    General Neurosurgery of the Spine

  • Brian H. Kopell, MD
    Neuromodulation, Movement Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, Pain Management, Peripheral Nerve

  • Fedor Panov, MD
    General Neurosurgery of the Brain and Spine, Epilepsy

  • Chanland Roonprapunt, MD
    General Neurosurgery of the Brain and Spine

  • Danilo Silva, MD
    Neurotrauma, General Neurosurgery of the Brain and Spine

  • Divaldo Camara, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
    Neurotrauma, General Neurosurgery of the Brain and Spine