A Message from Dr. Stieg

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Welcome to the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is a world-class provider of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of the full spectrum of neurological disease. We provide state-of-the-art care for patients with diseases of the brain and spine in both adults and children. The department leads in the utilization of high-tech computerized diagnostic and treatment tools, from the Gamma Knife and stereotactic radiosurgery, to the use of three-dimensional visualization in the operating room. What was once a world of highly intrusive surgery has evolved into a high-tech environment of small incisions, tiny catheters and minimally invasive endoscopes. The department also serves as a premier training center for neurosurgeons of the future and has achieved remarkable breakthroughs in research.

To ensure that every patient receives the compassion and dignity they deserve, we believe in a team approach involving neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, anesthesiologists, nursing staff, patient care coordinators and social workers, to create the most successful outcome. Our overall goals include providing a cure whenever possible, minimizing pain, shortening hospital stays, and creating extraordinary breakthroughs in research that truly offer hope in treating the most challenging neurological diseases of our time.

Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor and Chairman,
Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center
Weill Cornell Department of Neurological Surgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief,
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center