Dr. Darryl Dirisio, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Neuroscience Institute 391 Myrtle Ave Ste 1B Albany, NY 12208 Get Directions
Dr. Darryl Dirisio, MD

Dr. Darryl Dirisio, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Albany, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Dirisio is affiliated with Albany Medical Center Hospital.

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Dr. Dirisio's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Albany, NY |
When we learned my husband had to have emergency ACDF surgery we were referred to Dr. Dirisio by a colleague whose son he had previously operated on. Having never met him, we were immediately put at ease regarding what Joseph was facing. He explained everything in terms we could understand, thoroughly reviewed his medical history to determine what he would be facing and calmly reassured us during times of anxiety. Words can not express how deeply grateful we are. God bless you Dr. Dirisio
in Ballston Spa, NY |
Without a doubt the worst doctor I've ever seen. Derisive, arrogant, and unprofessional. Did not even bother to examine me before telling me my cervical spine pain was all in my head. Several months later another, more prominent local doctor did a complete disc replacement at c5/6 and I am pain free. Darryl needs to get out of the medical field.
in Upper Darby, PA |
On December 16, 1996, I was in a horrible car accident which brought about a syrinx in my C-spine (the neck area). After going to three doctors, Dr. Dirisio was the one who saw the syrinx, diagnosed the Syringomyelia, and proceeded to operate. As a result, he saved my life,my ability to use all of my extremities; I owe it all, everything, to the kindness, compassion, savvy, and talent of Dr. Dirisio. Thank you, Dr.D... you are the best. Please come back to Philly — I need your expertise!
Albany, NY |
Dr. DiRisio and his staff is very accommodating, they are not ones to push pain medications and they get right to the point. Dr. DiRisio will only offer surgery if it is actually needed. I would recommend Dr. DiRisio and his NP's Karen Petronis and Alison Joseph to anyone. His office is very caring and will do what they can to get you in. I give Dr. DiRisio's team a 5/5.
Shokan, NY |
Dr, Dirisio was "too busy" to see me in person, so my first appointment was with an NP named Karen who was also "too busy" to answer my questions. She literally remained standing, with her hand on the door, when I tried to ask her questions. "I have other patients to see," she kept saying. The message I get from this office was: you're not worth our time.
in Greenville NY |
Very knowledgeable, and very willing to answer questions. I asked him what he would do if he was the patient. He told me very honestly without pulling punches and said he always asks himself that question with his patients. I wish other Docs would ask themselves the same question. I found him outstanding as a physician and as a human being.
in Red Hook, NY |
First: Making an appointment was a three week and frustrating rude challenge Second: my appt was the first of the morning with a NP, (the dr had all patients screened first by NPs), after waiting 50 minutes in the examining room, I told the nurse I had been waiting for the FIRST APPT OF THE DAY!! Third: when the NP arrived one hour late, she perfunctorily examined me, gave me curt recommendations and could not answer my questions except with quips conveying that I was incapable of understanding
in Albany, NY |
Dr. DiRisio is definitely knows what he's doing!!! My surgery and recovery went exactly as he described it. My numbness and pain that I was experiencing in both legs went away immediately. I have recommended him to family members, hopefully they follow through and make an appointment with him.
in Schenectady, NY |
I like and trust Dr. Derisio but that's where it stops. He sent me for a better possibility years ago which is why I went back to his office when things got bad. The staff is cordial, although purposefully and it's evident. Check in and out is a mess and make major mistakes often. The Nurse practitioners miss read films and apparently don't read the reports. Serious pathology and pain? No narcotics plain and simple regardless of other treatments failure. Not a drug addict and treated me like one
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Dr. Dirisio's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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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

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Albany Med Center Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University New Mexico

    Completed in 1999

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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities