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Comprehensive care with the brain power of Northwell Health
The Division of Neurosurgery at Southside Hospital is a part of the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, one of the New York metropolitan area’s largest providers of neurosurgical and neurological care.


The Division of Neurosurgery at Southside Hospital treats a wide variety of diagnoses, including primary and metastatic brain and spine tumors, Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus and degenerative spine disease. Our relationship with the Imbert Cancer Center allows our department to offer exceptional cancer care, providing you with personalized treatment for the best possible outcomes. In addition, Southside Hospital is a Level II trauma center with specialists on call 24/7 to provide immediate state-of-the-art care to all trauma patients with brain and spine injuries.

Clinical expertise

With experienced neurosurgeons, 24/7 inpatient physician assistant coverage and CT and MRI technicians on call, the Division of Neurosurgery at Southside Hospital offers a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, including:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Spine surgery, including minimally invasive techniques
  • Treatment of traumatic brain and spine pathology
  • MRI
  • CT scan, including CT angiogram and venogram
  • Cranial CT angiogram
  • Shunt implant surgery
  • Image guided surgery systems
  • Surgical ICU
  • Medical ICU

Programs and services

Our specialized programs and services take our care to the next level to make sure that you and your loved ones have the best results possible. Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Skull Base disorders
  • Treatment of traumatic brain and spine pathology
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries


Justin Michael Thomas, MD

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

As one of the largest neurosciences programs in the country, we have a vast repertoire of diagnostic, clinical and research expertise to treat the entire spectrum of neurological conditions—with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.

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