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Dr. Craig Montgomery, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Montgomery

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:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Montgomery's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

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
very high
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

Awards

Dr. Montgomery's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Montgomery

3.2

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
5.714285714285714%
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1 Star
40%
(14)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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