Functional

Division Chief

The Division of Functional Neurosurgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center treats patients with treatment resistant neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor, chronic pain syndromes, and trigeminal neuralgia. The goal of functional neurosurgery is to improve and restore the functionality of patients.

Patient Care

The division has a long history of treating functional neurologic disorders and utilizing the most advanced techniques and technology. Working as a close-knit, multi-disciplinary team, providers review patients for surgical and medical management. Currently available treatments for movement disorders include deep brain stimulation and ablative procedures.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Brain Stem Gliomas
  • Adult Medulloblastoma
  • Anterior Skull Base Meningioma
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Cerebellopontine Angle/Posterior Fossa Meningioma
  • Complex Radiation Therapy
  • Convection Chemotherapy
  • Convexity Meningioma
  • Cranial Nerve Neuromas
  • Eloquent Glioblastoma
  • Focused Radiotherapy
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy
  • Low Grade Glioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary and Para-sellar Tumors
  • Primary Non-E Glioblastoma
  • Recurrent Non-E Glioblastoma
  • Scalp Tumors
  • Tumor Induced Epilepsy