Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD

Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Montgomery specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Syracuse, NY. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 26 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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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
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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

Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY UPSTATE MED UNIV

    Graduated in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • 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

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