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Advanced care for back and neck pain

What is a Neurosurgeon?

A Neurological Surgeon provides the operative and non-operative management (i.e. prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes that modify the function or activity of the nervous system, including the hypophysis; and the operative and non-operative management of pain. 

A Neurological Surgeon encompasses the surgical, non-surgical, and stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system; disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and skull base, and their blood supply, including the surgical and endovascular treatment of disorders of the intracranial and extracranial vasculature supplying the brain and spinal cord; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by fusion, instrumentation, or endovascular techniques; and disorders of the cranial, peripheral and spinal nerves throughout their distribution.

—American Board of Medical Specialties.

Additional information about this specialty is available from the following resources:

American Board of Medical Specialties

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgical Spine Services at Peconic Bay Medical Center

Led by Dr. Robert Galler, Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Director of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery for the Northwell Eastern Region, the program offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment services for patients suffering from a variety of conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Adult scoliosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis

For more information about Neurosurgical Spine Services, call 844-88SPINE.

Contact us: (631) 548-6000

Call for more information about any of our clinical services or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. Representatives are available on weekdays from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 9am to 5pm.

Your Neurosurgery Team

Robert Michael Galler, DO

Neurological Surgery

Freddie A. Barfield II, PA

Physician Assistant Services

Samuel Krivit, PA

Physician Assistant Services