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Neurosciences

Neurosurgery

Nicholas Qandah, DO, FACOS is board certified in Neurosurgery and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, conferred upon ACOS members in recognition of their voluntary activities and service to advance osteopathic medicine and surgery. 

Dr Qandah specializes in:  

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Surgery for Adult Scoliosis
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Spinal Tumor Treatment
  • Failed Previous Spine Surgery Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Placement of Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • Spinal Fracture ​Treatment
  • Neuro Trauma Treatment

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Neuro-Interventional Surgery

As the third-largest volume Stroke Center in New York State, we know that providing advanced care in our community is important.

Since January 2009, the St. Luke’s Campus of MVHS has been the area’s Primary Designated Stroke Center and has treated more than 5,600 stroke-diagnosis patients. To be able to continue providing advanced stroke and neuro-interventional care close to home, MVHS has invested in the purchase of a new state of the art Artis Zee bi-plane fluoroscopic imaging system and partnered with a team of board-certified neuro-interventional physicians, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide patients with access to advanced neuroendovascular care, right here in the Utica region.

The bi-plane angiography unit provides high-resolution images enabling physicians to see tiny blood vessels in great detail. It provides images simultaneously from two regions of the patient’s head, from front to back and side to side and allows physicians to better visualizing 3D arteries and vessels. This can reduce procedure time, in many cases, by as much as half and helps treat complex conditions like brain aneurysms, brain AVMs and carotid stenosis.

Our interventional neurologists provide services such as:

  • Comprehensive stroke treatment including clot removal
  • Brain aneurysm coiling & stenting
  • Carotid & brain artery stenting
  • Treatment of brain vascular malformation
  • Treatment of acute head & neck bleeding
  • Brain tumor embolization

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Neuropsychology

The MVHS Neuro Sciences Group provides outpatient psychiatric services for our primary care patients, offering evaluations and ongoing medicine management for psychiatric illnesses. Patients are evaluated at their first appointment to determine a diagnosis and recommended treatment, and may return for follow-up appointments as appropriate to their treatment plans.

Our providers treat adults and children with common disorders such as depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), to more complex disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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