Dr. Brian Kopell, MD

Dr. Brian Kopell, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 52


Dr. Brian Kopell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kopell has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside. His office accepts new patients.


Dubin Breast Center

Mount Sinai West1000 10th Ave Fl 10-C10 New York, NY 10019
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Dr. Kopell is affiliated with Mount Sinai Morningside New York, a highly rated hospital.

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I have had ,clearly,trigeminal neuralgia for the last 15 yrs. Dr.Kopell said I have CPH,which is a bogus diagnosis. He just sort of blew me off saying I'm a surgeon, as though my condition didn't need surgery because my MRI wad normal. Plus,having to see a psychiatrist first was degrading. I see he performs microvascular decompression surgery. That is what I need. Just not sure why he did not even discuss this option with me. He should experience excruciating facial pain for 15 yrs.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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SUSAN M WAGNER in Plymouth,Wi – Feb 04, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kopell

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kopell treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kopell treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 523-8340.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Kopell is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Kopell's conditions and procedures:

  • Brain Surgery
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spasticity
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I specialize in the neuroaugmentative (reversible; non-ablative) treatment of various functional neurological maladies such as movement/ pain and psychiatric...Read more


Dr. Brian Kopell is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience as well as Director of the Center for Neuromodulation at...Read more


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Fellowship Hospital
New York University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
New York University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Kopell, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (212) 257-0039 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Brian Kopell, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Brian Kopell, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Brian Kopell, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on undefined's profile.

What are Dr. Brian Kopell, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Brian Kopell, MD specializes in Cranial Neurosurgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Brian Kopell, MD treat?

Dr. Brian Kopell, MD frequently treats the following conditions: Cauda Equina Syndrome, Chiari Malformation Type 1, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Brian Kopell, MD's office address?

Dr. Kopell's office is located at 1000 10th Ave Fl 10-C10, New York, NY 10019. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Brian Kopell, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Brian Kopell, MD is affiliated with Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside.

How much experience does Dr. Brian Kopell, MD have?

Dr. Brian Kopell, MD has over 26 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Brian Kopell, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.5/5 for Dr. Brian Kopell, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kopell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

24 Awards Received

Mount Sinai West

New York, NY

20 Awards Received

Mount Sinai Morningside

New York, NY

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

20 Awards Received

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

New York, NY

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received