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Brain Tumors and Gamma Knife Surgery

Our practice takes a multidisciplinary approach in conjunction with Northern Westchester Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Abrahams treats a number of brain tumors through surgery but also using the Gamma Knife Surgical Unit. The Gamma Knife can be used to treat Meningiomas, Metastatic Tumors, Acoustic Neuromas as well as a number of other tumor types. When possible, Gamma Knife is an effective option for patients who cannot tolerate surgery. In fact, some tumors are better treated and controlled with Gamma Knife when compared to surgical resection.

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Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are divided into many classifications. Primary brain tumors refer to tumors that originate in the brain, and metastatic tumors are tumors that originate elsewhere in the body and travel through the bloodstream to the brain. The total treatment of brain tumors is a team effort that involves the neurosurgeon, the medical oncologist, the radiation oncologist, their staffs, as well as the patient and family. New treatments are being developed rapidly and the prognosis for patients with brain tumors is brighter than it ever was in the past.

Cranial Base Tumors

Also knows as “skull base tumors,” these types of tumors are located on the underside of the brain at the base of the skull and the upper vertebrae of the spine. Because of their location, cranial base tumors are some of the most complex and technically demanding, requiring the expertise of highly skilled neurosurgeons combined with advanced diagnostic technology. In addition, our program is one of the few in the nation that treats both benign and malignant cranial base tumors.

Pituitary Tumors

pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. Often called the “master gland” of the body, the pituitary is part of the endocrine system and helps control the release of hormones from other endocrine glands, such as the thyroid, sex glands (testes or ovaries), and adrenal glands. The pituitary also releases hormones that directly affect body tissues, such as bones and breast milk glands. The majority of pituitary tumors can be resected through the nasal cavity with the assistance of an endoscope without an incision.

Acoustic Neuromas

An acoustic neuroma – also known as a vestibular schwannoma – is a slow-growing, benign tumor located on the vestibular cochlear nerve, which is the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. The vestibular cochlear nerve is located behind the ear, right under the brain. Although an acoustic neuroma is benign, it can damage several important nerves as it grows and should be removed.

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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 !