Dr. Darryl Dirisio, MD

Dr. Darryl Dirisio, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Darryl Dirisio, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

391 Myrtle Ave Ste 1B

Albany, NY 12208

Contact Information

(518) 264-2225

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Albany Med Center Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University New Mexico
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dirisio has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dirisio's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dirisio to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Dirisio's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Dr. Dirisio performed emergency cervical stenosis surgery on my 48 year old Downs syndrome son, John,on July 8, 2017. John was admitted at 10:00 pm Friday night and Dr. Dirisio operated at 8 am on Saturday morning. Dr. Dirisio met with my wife and me prior to surgery and explained in detail what...more
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He treated me like an idiot. He drew an exaggerated version of the brain (to show me that my symptoms couldn't possibly be caused by my tumor/cyst), literally moving components of the brain into entirely different areas. His answers to my questions were basically, "because it just is." It was so...more
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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,...more
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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...more
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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...more
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