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World-class Neurosurgery, close to home

White Plains Hospital’s comprehensive neurosurgery program offers world-class neurological care to the Hudson Valley. Our highly experienced, board-certified neurosurgeons are among the most skilled in their field. Located in our state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery, they work across disciplines, seamlessly collaborating with experts in pain management and spinal surgery to offer comprehensive treatment for complex spine, cranial, and neurological conditions.

The neurosurgery team evaluates and treats many different types of cancerous brain tumors as well as benign tumors, tumors of the spine, and other neurological conditions, performing a range of procedures, from minimally invasive to complex brain and spine surgeries.

Disorders we treat

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back disorders
  • Benign tumor
  • Bone cancer
  • Bone disorders
  • Brain and nervous system cancer (including gliomas, astrocytoma, schwannoma, medulloblastoma, chordoma)
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain cancer
  • Brain disorders
  • Brain tumor
  • Broken neck
  • Cerebral artery thrombosis
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSF leak)
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cervical spine myelopathy
  • Chiari's deformity
  • Cranial trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Ear disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbar spine fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological spine fracture
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Radiculopathy (not due to disc displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary malignancies
  • Skull base tumor
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine deformities
  • Spine disorders
  • Spine fractures, traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Subdural hemorrhage
  • Thoracic spine fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vascular disease
  • Vertebral column tumors

Surgeries we perform

  • Abscess or fluid incision and drainage
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt—insertion, repair or removal
  • Craniectomy, craniotomy, surgery of skull base, neuroendoscopy dural repair or other spinal cord repair
  • Epidural block, facet blocks
  • Herniated disc surgery
  • Lamina procedures (incl. laminectomy, laminoplasty, laminotomy)
  • Neck surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary gland tumor excision
  • Spinal compression fracture repair
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal discectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal nerve block
  • Spinal reconstructive surgery for deformities
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery, spinal or cranial stereotactic surgery
  • Vascular transcatheter embolization

White Plains Hospital offers the most advanced neurosurgical technology and tools to provide exceptional patient care, including:

  • A biplane angiography suite offering the most comprehensive and precise views of the brain
  • A modern intensive care unit designed with the needs of patients with complex needs in mind
  • The only PET/MRI scanner in Westchester to offer the most accurate diagnosis of neurological disorders, including dementia, epilepsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury and movement disorders

Meet our Surgeons

The Neurosurgery program at White Plains Hospital is led by Dr. Kaushik Das, Director of Neurosurgery, and Dr. Virany Hillard, Director of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. Highly respected across the region, Dr. Das specializes in complex spine surgery, craniovertebral junction disorders, and tumors of the brain and spine. Dr. Hillard provides surgical treatments for several conditions affecting the nervous system, including epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.