What is Neurosurgery?
Neurosurgery is surgery focused on treating the central nervous system, peripheral nervous systems and spinal column diseases amenable to surgical intervention.
Neurosurgery conditions include primarily brain, spinal cord, vertebral column and peripheral nervous system disorders.
As one of the most research-oriented specialties in medicine, the scope of neurosurgery has expanded as new diagnostic techniques allow surgeons to perform more complicated surgeries. Advances in microsurgery, computer assisted imaging, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), position emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and the development of stereotactic surgery have benefited Neurosurgery.
Meet the doctors
Gerardo Zavala, II, M.D.
Dr. Zavala brings specialized experience in diagnosing and treating disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves.
Dr. Zavala specializes in:
• Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Interbody Fusion (ACDF)
• Posterior Cervical Fusion
• Artificial Disk Replacement
• Complex Revision and Deformity
• Minimally Invasive Decompression and Fusion
• Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
• Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF)
Ladislau Albert, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Albert received specialized training in spinal surgery, with focuses in degenerative spinal stenosis and herniated disc repair. In addition, he is well versed with a wide range of both cranial and spinal neurosurgical conditions. Dr. Albert is a cum laude graduate of New York University with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience. He completed his medical school training at the State University of New York Downstate-Health Science Center of Brooklyn, and is a member of both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.