Neuroscience Institute

Overview

Spine, Cranial, and Endovascular Surgery

At Montclair Neuroscience Institute, our multidisciplinary team provides exemplary and comprehensive medical care for a myriad of spine and brain related conditions. Our doctors and staff are trained to address your unique needs. Our goal is to educate and involve our patients in their treatments by communicating in clear, understandable language and get you involved in your own recovery.

Our fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians with sub-specialties in spine and brain (open and endovascular) are experienced and skilled in the full scope surgery including minimally invasive, simple, complex and revision procedures.

Our physicians specialize in:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Endoscopic spinal surgery
  • Microdiscectomy surgery
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty procedures
  • Laminectomy surgery
  • Spine fusion surgery
  • Spine deformity/scoliosis correction surgery
  • Vertebral and spinal cord tumor surgery
  • Spinal vascular lesion surgery
  • Complex revision spine surgery
  • Complex spinal reconstruction surgery
  • Neurostimulator placement and revision
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Skull base tumor surgery
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Arachnoid cysts surgery
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Encephalocele (cerebral spinal fluid leak)
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Meningioma surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Vascular decompression surgery
  • Vascular malformations surgery
  • Chiari Malformation surgery
  • Brain and Spine Trauma

Mountainside Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center

Since time is of the essence when a stroke occurs, we are proud to be designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services. Our program - staffed by experienced, skilled physicians and specially trained staff - encompasses numerous diagnostic and treatment services. Mountainside Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center adheres to the American Heart - Stroke Association’s nationally accepted guidelines and standards of excellence. In fact, we are a recipient of its annual Gold Plus Award. We’ve also been awarded a special, disease-specific certification in stroke care from The Joint Commission.

Our Primary Stroke Center, now thrombectomy capable, offers 24/7/365 skilled stroke care by our expert team of Stroke Neurologists, Interventional Neurologists, Endovascular Neurosurgeons, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeons, and Neurointensivists. Mountainside offers t-PA (tissue plasminogen activator), the FDA-approved clot-dissolving drug therapy for stroke. Our physicians are experienced in performing Acute Stroke Thrombectomy procedures, a technique used to remove the clot from the blocked artery in the brain, quickly restoring blood flow, as well as a myriad of other specialized stroke procedures. The addition of our brand new state of the art Siemens Biplane Endovascular Suite enables our physicians to perform minimally invasive and cutting edge treatments to our patients. Our Intensive Care Unit provides 24/7 round the clock specialized care for our critically ill patients to maximize each patient’s chance for a full recovery. In the aftermath of stroke, we provide individualized follow-up care; physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as full time outpatient appointments.

Clinical Trials: Our physicians participate in nationally recognized clinical trials to improve cervical and lumbar spine care, as well as acute stroke interventions, while combining medical advances with optimal patient care.

Please call our office at (973) 429-6770 to schedule an appointment.

The Montclair Neuroscience Institute is located at 1 Bay Avenue Montclair, New Jersey, in the Harries Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 5.

Stroke Care

Stroke Care & Prevention at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

What is a Stroke?

A stroke is a decrease in blood supply to the brain, affecting the oxygen and nutrients delivered to the tissues. As a result, the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it requires and affected territories of the brain die.

Stroke Signs & Symptoms

Strokes have abrupt and alarming symptoms. Even if any of these last only a few moments and disappear, they may be signs of a serious condition that requires medical care:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden vision difficulty in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Types of Strokes

  • Ischemic Strokes, about 87% of all strokes, occur when a clot or mass, often a fatty plaque deposit, clogs a blood vessel cutting off the blood flow to brain cells.
  • Hemorrhagic Strokes result when a weakened vessel ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain tissue. The blood accumulates and forms a bruise within the brain tissue, compressing brain cells and causing them to die.
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), often called “mini strokes,” produce stroke-like symptoms. A TIA is caused by a clot but unlike a stroke, the blockage is temporary and usually causes no permanent damage to the brain. TIA’s are medical emergencies that require immediate treatment and are commonly a warning sign of a stroke. Individuals who suffer from a TIA are 10 times more likely to experience a stroke.

Prevention is the Best Medicine

Approximately 80% of stroke are preventable, small lifestyle changes may reduce your stroke risk. High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke and the most important controllable risk factor.

  • High blood pressure
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes

Mountainside Medical Center’s Stroke Program is Good as Gold

Mountainside Medical Center is a recipient of the 2019 Get With The Guidelines (c) Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Achievement award from AHA/ASA.

Mountainside Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center

Specialized 24/7 Emergency Care

Time is BRAIN when symptoms of stroke occur. Rapid and innovative treatment can save lives reducing the incidence of long-term disability.

Our Primary Stroke Center offers 24/7/365 skilled stroke care by our expert team of Stroke Neurologists, Interventional Neurologists, Endovascular Neurosurgeons, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeons, and Neurointensivists. Mountainside offers t-PA (tissue plasminogen activator), the FDA-approved clot-dissolving drug therapy for stroke. Our physicians are experienced in performing Acute Stroke Thrombectomy procedures, a technique used to remove the clot from the blocked artery in the brain, as well as a myriad of other specialized stroke procedures. The addition of our brand new state of the art Siemens Biplane Endovascular Suite enables our physicians to perform minimally invasive and cutting edge treatments to our patients. Our Intensive Care Unit provides 24/7 round the clock specialized care for our critically ill patients to maximize each patient’s chance for a full recovery.

Post-Stroke Care & Rehabilitation

In the aftermath of stroke, we provide skilled follow-up care based upon individual patient needs. If rehabilitation therapy is required, our skilled physical, occupational, and speech therapists can provide meaningful, personalized assistance.

Location and Hours of Service

The entrance to the Mountainside Emergency Department is located on Walnut Crescent across from the main parking deck. Patient care is provided to our patients 24 hours a day, seven days per week.