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Personalized, compassionate neurosurgical care
The Neurosurgery Division of Staten Island University Hospital works closely with a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgical experts. This help us understand the cause of your condition and form an effective treatment plan that is specially tailored for you.


Treating a neurological condition can be a complex process, and the most important step is getting an accurate diagnosis. The surgical team at the Neurosurgery Division of Staten Island University Hospital works in close collaboration with dedicated neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, and neuroanesthesiologists to uncover the true cause of your condition. From there, a treatment plan is specially tailored for you.

Each of our surgeons is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. They are experts in providing the latest treatment for neurological issues including:

  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal tumors
  • Degenerative spinal diseases, including discs
  • Peripheral nerve diseases
  • Head injury and pain

Our team is equipped to diagnose and treat your condition using cutting-edge technology like:


The use of microscopes to see areas of the neurological system not visible to the naked eye


A minimally invasive technique using a flexible tube with an attached light and camera that is inserted into the body


A minimally invasive form of surgery using a three-dimensional coordinate system to locate and act upon specific targets inside the brain

Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring

A process that allows surgeons to know the state of the patient’s nervous system in real time during surgery, which increases safety and improves surgical outcomes

The specialized treatment continues after surgery. Postoperative patients are cared for in closely monitored quarters under the supervision of intensive care specialists. And our highly trained staff is prepared to provide any other care that may be necessary, including physical and occupational therapy and psychological and social support.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons, call (718) 683-3766.

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Our surgeons

Edwin M. Chang, MD

Director of Service - Director of Neurosurgery of Surgery - Neurosurgery, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Soriaya Lizette Motivala, MD

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Ronit Gilad, MD

Specialties: Neurological Surgery
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