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Neurosciences

White Plains Hospital’s Neurosciences program offers comprehensive, cutting-edge treatment for a variety of complex neuroendovascular, neurological, spine and cranial conditions right here in Westchester. With board-certified experienced specialists, neuroendovascular surgeons, neurosurgeons, and neurologists, as well as the most advanced medical technologies and facilities, White Plains Hospital specializes in advanced treatments for patients with brain aneurysms, in need of stroke care, neurosurgery, pain management, and nonsurgical therapies.

Advanced Neurological Care

Rafael Ortiz

The White Plains Hospital Neurosciences program is led by renowned physician Dr. Rafael Alexander Ortiz. Dr. Ortiz is board-certified in neurology, vascular neurology and CNS endovascular surgery and has worked at the forefront of neuro-endovascular surgery for the last 20 years. He received a Recognition of Focused Practice in CNS endovascular surgery from the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is currently the President of the American Heart Association NYC Board of Directors.

Prior to joining White Plains Hospital, Dr. Ortiz was founder and Chief of Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuro-Radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health's Western Region.  Dr. Ortiz was also Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Neurosurgery

Our world-class neurosurgeons work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to develop a personalized care plan for every patient’s unique needs. The Hospital’s Neurosurgery program offers comprehensive treatment for patients with conditions including:

Conditions we treat

  • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Subdural Hematomas
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain Tumors
  • Spine Tumors

Learn more about our Neurosurgery capabilities.

Neuro-endovascular Surgery

White Plains Hospital is pleased to offer the full complement of neuro-endovascular surgery procedures. Neuro-endovascular surgery can successfully address a variety of neurological diseases of the brain, head, neck, spine, and spinal cord regions. Through a minimally invasive procedure, an endovascular device is introduced through a small catheter in a vein or artery in the groin and connected to the affected blood vessel.

Conditions we treat

  • Stroke, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Cerebral (brain) aneurysm
  • Cerebral and Spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous (AV) fistula
  • Cerebral artery stenosis
  • Vertebral artery stenosis
  • Carotid artery dissection
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Subdural hematoma (SDH)
  • Pediatric and adult craniofacial vascular lesions (AVM, venous, lymphatic malformations)
  • Pulsatile tinnitus

Stroke Care

White Plains Hospital is a recognized leader in stroke care, receiving the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's prestigious Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus® Quality Achievement Award 18 years in a row.

Our award-winning stroke program provides the most effective, evidence-based techniques for rapid stroke diagnosis and treatment. The Hospital’s multi-disciplinary stroke team, consisting of highly trained physicians, nurses, and neurointerventional specialists, is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by ensuring that each patient receives the right treatment at the right time.

We have recently expanded our services and are proud to now be performing thrombectomies, the gold standard in stroke treatments, in our state-of-the art biplane angiography suite.

Learn more about our Stroke program.

Neurology

White Plains Hospital has assembled a team of neurological experts who are highly skilled in evaluating and treating the most complex and challenging disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles that control the heart, lungs and other organs, including:

Conditions we treat

  • Epilepsy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Brain Trauma
  • Sleep Disorders

Learn more about our leading neurological care.

Multiple Sclerosis Services

At White Plains Hospital, patients have access to the most advanced multiple sclerosis (MS) services for the diagnosis, treatment and support necessary for living a fulfilling life with MS. Through a multidisciplinary approach, our neurologists integrate knowledge of disease-modifying therapies and the treatment of symptoms, while paying attention to the emotional and social impact of the disease.

Learn more about our MS care here.

Seizure Diagnostic Center

The Seizure Diagnostic Center at White Plains Hospital is the only adult Level 4 Specialized Epilepsy Center in the region, as rated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). We evaluate each patient with state-of-the-art technology to provide the basis for accurate assessments of various seizure disorders. We also confer with the patient’s personal physician regarding the most promising treatment options.

Learn more here.