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.
Robert F. Heary, MD
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Ahsan Sattar, MD
Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery & Stoke
Dr. Mark Drzala
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Dr. Heidi Hullinger
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Henry Moyle
Dr. Giorgio Rotoli
Dr. Daniel Walzman
Dr. Jonathan Yun
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.
Ahsan Sattar, MD
Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery
Kelsey Vander Werff, PhD, MS, ATC
Director of Neurosciences
Melissa Santoro, RN, BSN, NVRN-BC
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:
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.
Did you know Mountainside Medical Center is a recipient of the 2019 "Stroke Gold Plus" Performance Achievement Award from "Get with the Guidelines"Ⓒ the highest level of distinction?
The Joint Commission
Meets standards for
Primary Stroke Center
Mountainside Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus and Target: Stroke℠ Honor Roll Quality Achievement Awards. The Gold Plus Award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
The human spine is comprised of 7 cervical (neck) bones (called vertebrae), 12 thoracic (mid back) vertebrae, 5 lumbar (low back) vertebrae, and 1 fused sacrum. Together the spine provides protection around the spinal cord, while also allowing us to stand upright, bend, twist, and absorb shock.
Do you suffer from neck or back pain?
If you are suffering from neck or back pain after a light game of tennis, pain after prolonged walking, standing, or sitting, we can relive your suffering and help you live your life to the fullest.
At The Montclair Neuroscience Institute, our multidisciplinary team provides exemplary and comprehensive medical care for a myriad of spine 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.
Many times surgery is not the immediate answer, our providers work closely with our Comprehensive Pain Management Center, offering comprehensive strategies relative to pain control including; physical therapy, chiropractic care, steroid injections, non-opioid medications, and other alternative to fit your individual needs.
Our fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons with sub-specialties in spine are experienced and skilled in the full scope surgery including minimally invasive, simple, complex, and revision procedures.
Our physicians specialize in treating:
Montclair Neuroscience Institute Procedures:
Our Intensive Care Unit and Medical Surgical floor provide 24/7 round the clock specialized care for our patients to maximize each patient’s chance for a full recovery. Additionally, our physicians, nurses, and house staff receive specialized training for our neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery patients and are experienced in caring for our post-operative spine patients.
After spine surgery, we provide follow-up care based upon individual patient needs, including restrictions with cervical collars and spine bracing. If rehabilitation therapy is required, our skilled physical, occupational, and speech therapists can provide meaningful, personalized assistance.
Our physicians participate in nationally recognized clinical trials to improve cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine care, 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 in Suite 5 on the second floor of the Harries Pavilion at 1 Bay Avenue Montclair, New Jersey.
Free parking is provided for appointment, tests, and procedure patients in the parking lot conveniently located across the street from the Harries Pavilion entrance on Highland Avenue. Patient will receive a free parking token from our staff upon return of their visitor badge. Complimentary Valet parking is also available, if preferred.
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. At Mountainside Medical Center, one of our Neurosurgeons is on call 24/7/365 for acute and urgent matters.
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.
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.
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.
Time is BRAIN when symtoms of a stroke occur.
To schedule an outpatient stroke appointment, please call 973-429-6770.