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The right neurological care, right where you need it
The Division of Neurosurgery at Huntington Hospital is part of the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, one of the New York metropolitan area’s largest providers of exceptional neurological and neurosurgical care.

About us

At Huntington Hospital, we treat a wide range of neurosurgical conditions, with physicians on call at all hours of the day and inpatient physician assistant coverage around the clock. Our specialists are at the forefront of research and technology, providing you with both the technology and experience necessary to treat neurosurgical diagnoses in areas including general neurosurgery, brain tumors, skull-base reconstructive spinal surgery (complex scoliosis and fractures) and minimally invasive spine surgery. As part of Northwell Health’s Concussion Program, Huntington Hospital also treats children seven years of age or older, providing local concussion care to patients. 

We also offer a novel technology called NICO BrainPath. Our neurosurgeons are the only team in the area using this minimally invasive surgical technique, which allows the surgeon to remove brain tumors that were once inoperable; it can also be used to remove blood clots and other growths deep in the brain. BrainPath allows neurosurgeons to operate without cutting white matter in the brain, which is the tissue that controls functional and cognitive responses. For this reason, the part of the brain responsible for speech, memory, vision and other functions are avoided during surgery altogether or significantly minimized. 

Huntington Hospital is also home to the O-arm, a gold-standard imaging device used in the operating room. The O-arm performs a 15 to 20 second scan sequence that generates a three-dimensional (3D) computer model of the spine. During spine surgery, the neurosurgeon refers to the monitors, which provides real-time verification of the location of surgical tools and implants with submillimeter accuracy.

Other benefits of O-arm:

  • Reduces radiation exposure with a single scan
  • Allows for the neurosurgeon to take advantage of the 3D modeling to place a virtual screw
  • Provides increased efficiency resulting in shorter anesthesia time
  • Reduces the risk of revision or second surgery

Clinical expertise

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

Our team

Robert Gawley Kerr, MD, PhD

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Anthony Chi-Wing Lau, MD, PhD

Specialties: Spine Surgery, 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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The inaugural Philip Messina Memorial Golf Tournament raised $140,000 to benefit the department of neurosurgery at Huntington Hospital to further brain cancer treatment and research. 
Huntington Now covers the latest honor for the community hospital.
Huntington Now's coverage of Suburu's latest gift that will benefit neurosurgery patients at Huntington Hospital.
Huntington Subaru donated $35,000 – proceeds from its Share the Love program – to Huntington Hospital’s neurosurgery department.