Long Island, NY

As published in Newsday.


"Daniel M. Birk, MD, a neurosurgeon specializing in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, has joined Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC).

With six offices on Long Island,and 21 neurosurgeons available to see patients, NSPC is one of the country's largest private brain and spine surgery practices. "Dr.Birk is an outstanding addition to our practice,"said Michael H. Brisman, MD, chief executive officer and a senior partner at NSPC.

"He's an experienced neurosurgeon who most recently was director of the Stony Brook Neurosciences Spine Center. In addition, he was an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the SUNY Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine. There,he helped lead a team of scientists and engineers from several large universities to pioneer the future of spinal implant technology and make spinal fusion obsolete." Dr. Birk's arrival, he said, "further enhances our group's ability to provide highly-specialized, university-level care in a community setting."

Dr.Birk uses the most innovative procedures to minimize blood loss,soft tissue injury,and enhance recovery. These include minimally invasive discectomy, laminotomy, and fusion as well as image-guided intraoperative navigation. He is one of the few neurosurgeons on Long Island who performs endoscopic spine surgery. Dr.Birk sees patients in Commack and Port Jefferson Station. He performs his surgeries at Mather Hospitalin Port Jefferson.

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