BronxCare’s new Neurosurgery Team, under the direction of Dr. John Miller, Chief, Neurosurgery, is performing advanced and highly specialized brain and spine surgery for serious trauma-related injuries, complex tumors, strokes, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and disc herniation, as well as degenerative spine and nerve disorders, among other conditions. “For brain and spine problems, early diagnosis, intervention, and treatment mean safer and better outcomes, which can resolve symptoms and result in improvements for our patients,” stated Dr. Miller.
At BronxCare, neurosurgeons work with primary physicians and neurologists, in addition to oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists, to develop a plan of action for the patient. Surgeries are performed when necessary, and ongoing follow-up is conducted with primary physicians and staff in terms of needed physical therapy and rehabilitation. The Neurosurgery Team also depends on imaging technology, such as CT, MRI, and PET Scans, to provide a detailed map of the target area impacted and to determine whether it can be addressed by a neurosurgical procedure. This includes tumors affecting the brain and pituitary gland. Tissue removed during surgery can also lead to a clear diagnosis that enables precise treatment.
In addition to Dr. Miller, the Neurosurgery Team includes Dr. Ramesh Babu, as well as highly trained physician assistants, nurses, and administrative staff. Dr. Miller and Dr. Babu each have more than 30 years of neurosurgical experience in the New York Metropolitan area. Dr. Miller’s medical education was at Georgetown University, surgical training at University of Chicago, neurosurgical residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and additional fellowship training in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Dr. Babu completed his neurosurgical training at New York University, followed by prestigious subspecialty neurosurgical fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh and Krankenhaus Norstadt, Hanover, Germany.
“At BronxCare, the Neurosurgery Team is here to provide our patients high quality, state-of-the-art surgical care, with precision, compassion, and success.”
— Dr. John Miller, Chief, Neurosurgery