Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery is a full-service clinical and academic program that provides advanced treatment for diseases and disorders of the brain, nerves, spine, and spinal cord. The department is a leader in the region for the development and use of minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our neurosurgeons are internationally renowned for their use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in the treatment of degenerative spine conditions, spine tumors, compression fractures, carpal and ulnar tunnel, and brain tumors. Working closely with clinical staff from other departments, our surgeons create individualized treatment approaches for each patient.

Treatments and Procedures

The neurosurgeons at the Staten Island University Hospital are experts in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques. In addition to being leaders in the region, our physicians travel the world teaching other surgeons the techniques used at the hospital.

In addition to minimally invasive surgery, we offer a variety of neurosurgical procedures and treatments. To find out what treatment option is best for you, please contact our department.

Some of our treatment options and procedures include:

  • Biopsy
  • Brain and spine tumor resection
  • Brain and spine decompression
  • Cranial and spinal reconstruction
  • Cranioplasty
  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • Endovascular aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation repair
  • Hematoma evacuation
  • Intracranial stenting
  • Open aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation repair
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Shunting for all forms of hydrocephalus
  • Spinal diskectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal laminectomy

Contact Us

Department of Neurosurgery
Staten Island University Hospital
1099 Targee St.
Staten Island, NY 10304
Phone: (718) 448-3210

Support Groups

Aphasia Support Group

Care Giver Support Group

Men's Health Support Group

Pain Management Support Group

Stroke Support Group

University Hospice Adult Bereavement Support Group

Our Team

Anthony Alastra, MD, FAANS, FACS

Edwin Chang, MD, FAANS, FACS

John Shiau, MD, FAANS, FACS