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About Us

Dr. John Abrahams

Dr. John Abrahams treats disorders of the brain and spine as BSSNY President. He is the author of numerous patents, has authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and given lectures at many national and local meetings.  In addition to being BSSNY President, he is also Northern Westchester Hospital’s Co-Director of the Spine Section of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute. In 2009, he founded and now runs the Westchester Neuroscience Research Foundation.  The Foundation is currently funding a project in conjunction with the Department of Pathology at New York Medical College studying the genomic profile of malignant brain tumors.

Dr. Abrahams has a background in biomedical engineering and been quite active as a biomedical entrepreneur, and has founded numerous biomedical companies including EndoMedix, AsiloMedix, Connectiphi, and Osteomedix. Dr. Abrahams’ most recent project is a surgical robotic device for brain surgery.

Dr. Abrahams was named President of Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York in 2015 and was recently named one of the “Top 10 Spine, Orthopedic Surgeon Tech Entrepreneurs to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review.

Hospital Appointments

Northern Westchester Hospital, Chief of Neurosurgery, Mt. Kisco, New York

Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York

White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York

Best Practices

Dr. Abrahams and his Research Team launched their Best Practices for Spine Surgery in 2021. Through this program, they have lowered cost in spine surgery while improving outcome with functional data in their patients.

Automated Clinical Tracking Tool

Dr. Abrahams developed a software tracking tool that helps he and his team follow up on patients after surgery. The tool automates responses through text messaging and now can replace an in-person visit with Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM).

Longitudinal Study

Dr. Abrahams and research team retrospectively reviewed all spine patients over an 8 year period to develop trends in care, complication profiles, and outcome data. The study involved almost 4,000 patients and lead to the publication of multiple peer-reviewed abstracts.

Innovation

Endomedix, Inc.

Dr. Abrahams developed hemostatic sealant to be used in Brain Surgery. The Company (www.endomedix.com) was founded over 10 years ago and based in Montvale, NJ. The Company has received over $5 M in funding and has a number of patents related to their technology.

Capseus, Inc.

Dr. Abrahams developed a bone dust collector (www.capseus.com) to use a patient’s bone during surgery rather than cadaver bone. He has been using the device for years with excellent results. The company now has a national sales force and developing other products to help in spine surgery.

DTX Medical, Inc.

Dr. Abrahams developed DTX (www.dtxmed.com) as a Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) to obtain patient reported outcomes (PROs) and engage patients and providers through Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM). RTM allows providers to obtain patient information and reduces costs by reducing outpatient visit expense.

OnCallX

Dr. Abrahams created a seamless after hours call software program called OnCallX (oncallx.com) that eliminates the need for an operator; allows patients to contact their provider any time with immediate response and above, reduce the cost of the service.

Neurobotix

In 2016, Dr. Abrahams began to develop a Neurosurgical Robot to aid in surgical procedures.  He teamed up with Honeybee Robotics, a leader in lunar exploration vehicles and tools, and developed a prototype Smart Retractor. A patent was filed in 2019 (62/790,843 – Smart Robot-Assisted Brain & Spine Surgical System). Dr. Abrahams continues to develop and is in the process of submitting a government

Excellent
Based on 74 reviews
Angelo Troiano
Angelo Troiano
November 14, 2022
Very professional and thorough with my surgery.
Faith Schwenker
Faith Schwenker
March 22, 2022
Dr. Abraham’s did my surgery and it was a great success. After nearly 8 years of pain, I finally found a doctor who could help me. My sciatica nerve was compressing my L4 and L5 which was giving me pain and a very poor quality of life. Not only does Dr. Abraham’s have a great bedside manner, but also he certainly knows the complexities of the spine. Thank you so much for giving me my life back!! P.S. I have referred his name to several of my friends and they too have had a successful outcome!!
Kathleen Cully
Kathleen Cully
May 28, 2021
Dr. Abrahams is an extremely compassionate and highly skilled neurosurgeon who, along with Dr. C. Shannon, saved my husband's life by removing a complicated malignant metastatic brain tumor during a very long surgery. In addition, Dr. Abrahams has been my surgeon for several spinal procedures and I trust him with my life.
Kathleen Darcy
Kathleen Darcy
February 22, 2021
My experience was great 😊. Dr Abraham was fabulous.
Xavier Masi
Xavier Masi
February 15, 2021
Dr. Abrahams is the best, very caring and takes time out to listen instead of rushing!!! thanks Doc.. I might have to come see you again. Anthony
Dale
Dale
February 15, 2021
😷 Dr Abrahams is THE BEST! He is the absolute best brain & spine surgeon by far! His group is beyond excellent! My back & neck had been fractured in an accident, and I made the mistake of seeing a "spine doctor on Tarrytown Road," who did not want to see me again unless I needed more surgery! I was outright denied an appointment, even after this "doctor" performed a lumbar laminectomy on me!!!😡 I was miserable and in excruciating pain. Then everything changed.... 🙏THANK GOD I FOUND DR ABRAHAMS! He took all the time he needed with me to come up with a new plan and thoroughly explained the correct surgery I needed. I had a fractured sacrum, lower back S1, right up to L5, needing spinal fusion. I also had cervical herniations. My life changed after Dr Abrahams took care of my surgery, his office still checks up on me to make sure I'm doing well. The office and entire staff is so helpful, friendly and caring. I recommend Dr Abrahams on a regular basis to people I meet that have brain or spine problems. Dr Abrahams is also BRILLIANT. He is the creator of many medical devices that he received patents for. When you go in his office your eyes won't know what to look at first he has so many awards & patents. He's a MUST GO TO doctor! He changed my life, and I am forever grateful to him, Lisa (his personal coordinator), and his entire staff, fellow doctors that are also in group with Dr Abrahams. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM as well as the doctors in practice within his group. You will get the best care by far.😊
Helena Mattis
Helena Mattis
January 12, 2021
Dr. Abrahams literally saved my life. I went to him back in 2004 in horrible shape after being misdiagnosed by my Primary Care Physician. He went above and beyond in saving my life. I highly recommend him for his skills, ability, his humanity and love he demonstrates for both his patients and his work. Helena Edwards
Farah Rubeo
Farah Rubeo
September 13, 2020
Dr. Abrahams performed back surgery on me 6 years ago . I was 38 yrs old and in excruciating pain, not able to walk for longer longer than 5 minutes, sleeplessness nights and constantly being put on pain medication , including countless rounds of PT. Surgery was my only option to return to the quality of life I had before my injury and I am beyond grateful for Dr. Abrahams and his team. I have been playing softball, exercising , walking my dog and enjoying everything that I have missed for years! Dr. Abrahams to me Is a lifesaver! The best of the best !