Conditions We Treat

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Dr. Philip E. StiegWhen patients are referred to us for surgery, there are four basic questions they always ask:

  • What do I have?
  • What does it mean to have it?
  • What do I do about it?
  • What are the risks of doing it?


In this section, you’ll find the answers to those four questions, and much more, about dozens of brain and spine conditions.

We want our patients to be as informed as possible about their health, so we can help them make considered decisions about their treatment plan. When you become a patient of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, you become part of a team that’s completely dedicated to your care – from your diagnosis and treatment through your recovery and return to good health. If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our neurosurgical team, you can call them at the phone numbers listed in the faculty phone directory. You can also request an appointment online.

– Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Chairman and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center