Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD
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Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD


Neurosurgery | Male


Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Syracuse, NY. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Montgomery is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center and Upstate University Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in Camillus, NY |
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
Oneida, NY |
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
in Liverpool, NY |
He did my back surgery and I'm walking....
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Montgomery is a great surgeon. He is kind and caring and has a great since of humor.
in East Syracuse, NY |
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.
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.
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Montgomery is great. Pain I was experiencing was gone right after surgery. I would definitely recommend him.
Albany, NY |
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
Syracuse, NY |
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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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis