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Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Montgomery

Neuro-Surgical Assocs CNY LLP

104 Union Ave Syracuse, NY 13203

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Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(315) 422-1742

Dr. Montgomery accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Montgomery's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Montgomery treats Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Montgomery treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Montgomery performs Spinal Fusion more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Montgomery performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Montgomery performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Montgomery performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Montgomery's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1991
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1991

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Dr. Montgomery's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Montgomery

3.3

Based on 37 reviews

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I have been a patient of Dr. Montgomery and his staff for almost a year. I have a complicated surgery prep and plan to have this within the year(2019). Dr Montgomery is truly amazing He takes every precaution to make sure I am safe and the upcoming surgery is safe. I highly recommend him. A+
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He did a great job on my lower back 4level fusion in Oct 2015,no issues.I don't know why people would say he doesn't care he goes way beyond in helping you.I will be having him repair my neck in the near future. Jim Cold Brook NY
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I’ve had 2 different surgeries with Dr. Montgomery and both times the results exceeded my expectations. He has a reputation for being one of the best and I agree. He also has a great sense of humor which helps put you at ease. You can tell the he generally cares about the well being of his patients.
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Went to him for a second opinion after fusion surgery, What a narcissist jerk. Asked him to fill out paperwork for workers comp, pretty much said he couldn’t be bothered. Do yourself a favor, and go some where else and a to a doctor that cares.
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I have NEVER had such a bad experience with a Dr. I was referred after 3 of my Drs. realized the only solution to my Meralgia Paresthetica in my thigh was to released/decompress the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Dr. Montgomery first told me there was no such procedure and that I was fat and that was the problem. Well, Dr. Ducic in D.C. does this surgery and since I had lost 40lbs last year, I have no clue how I was to lose 40 more.My condition worsened after I broke my right foot last year
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What a jerk! He thinks he's funny but he's not. He's a prideful insensitive jerk. I'd never tell anyone that they should go see him. ??????
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Love doctor Montgomery. Very caring neurosurgeon!! I had brain surgery done by him and he made sure I had the best of care and was very good at controlling the pain. I appreciate him and all his hard work! He cares about his patients!
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If you don't mind being diagnosed with "Borderline Narcissistic Disorder and Depression" by a Neuro who talked to you for 4 minutes despite the fact you've never had any psychiatric issues or diagnosis, then he's your man! I went to him seeking help for a prosthetic disc problem to be lied to and have a nasty psyche diagnosis NOW PART OF MY PERMANENT Medical record. Funny I didn't know neuro's having the extra training psychiatrist's have. By ready for him to tell you your insurance company
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My treatment: lumbar fusion single level. From very 1st appt when asked if if had questions or concerns if made it abundantly clear it had ZERO help at home for post-op assistance. I was assured after each visit that service would be provided immediately following release from hospital. 5 days went by before even PT showed up..No nurse. That took 10 days. 3 weeks out I am being denied by workers comp. every pain med that they prescribe because the proper form was not filed. Not recommended
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He did my back surgery and I'm walking....
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Dr. Montgomery is a great surgeon. He is kind and caring and has a great since of humor.
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I had a Chiari decompression surgery with Dr. Montgomery in May 2016. He did an excellent job as well as his staff and the hospital. Most of my symptoms are gone now and I'm doing much better. He definitely has the best experience with Chiari in the Upstate NY area. I run a local support group and have heard from a wide range of other patients (over 100 members). I always recommend him to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon.
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This Doctor destroyed my nwck. First fusion never took it failed. Rhe second one he destroyed my neck. Fusing it crooked. My neck is damaged for life. No one can fix it. Not only did he damage my neck. He had me me in the wrong size neck brace which caused severe damage to my back below my neck. I hqs a about a foot and and a half large swelling from teying to make the collar fit me. Rhe welt was roughly an inch and half deep. It took my primary care Doctor to address this issue. I suffered bad.
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Dr. Montgomery is great. Pain I was experiencing was gone right after surgery. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr Montgomery is an egomaniac, conceited, self absorbed little person who thinks more of himself than his patients. I wouldn't let this guy near my dog!!!!!! His book smarts certainly don't translate into any type of people skills. He's horrible!!! Find another doctor. My opinion
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I have been a patient of his for 8 years and recently just saw him regarding another back issue and he was nothing short of rude insulting and acted like a little kid when he found out I saw someone else to have a dorsal column implant put in.after my failed back operation he told me to start pain management,so I found someone and started it.He never once offered me pain management and then cops a attitude when I saw someone else!!!!also it shouldn't take 6 months to get a appointment!!!! BYE
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