The New York State Neurosurgical Society represents the interests of neurosurgeons and their patients in the state of New York. Our goal is to provide opportunities for education and interaction amongst members. We strive to provide a cohesive voice of advocacy for issues that impact the access to, and quality of, neurosurgical care in the state of New York.
The New York State Neurosurgical Society is dedicated to supporting the neurosurgeons of New York State in educational endeavors, representing their interests with regard to socio-economic issues both on a local and national level, providing a forum for collegial relationships among members and providing information to patients who require neurosurgical evaluation and intervention. The Society’s fundamental goal is to ensure that New York residents have access to the highest level of neurosurgical care available.
The short answer to this question is that neurological surgery or neurosurgery is the medical specialty that deals with the surgical treatment of disorders of the brain, spine and nerves. To amplify a bit, neurosurgeons go through an extensive period of education and training to become experts in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients who have a large variety of disorders relating to the nervous system and it’s supporting and surrounding structures which may be amenable to surgical management, including minimally invasive, micro-surgical and standard surgical approaches. These disorders make up a long list ranging from ruptured discs in the spine to brain tumors and aneurysms.