Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, MD

Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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51 y/o

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Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Global Neurosciences Institute

219 N Broad St Fl 7

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Brain Aneurysm
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more than 98% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
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more than 96% of peers
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more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Veznedaroglu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Veznedaroglu "Dr. Veznedaroglu is one of the most experienced cerebrovascular neurosurgeons in the country. He is a professor and the director of Drexel Neurosciences Institute at Drexel University's College of Medicine, and holds the Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery. As chair of GNI, Dr. Vez, as he is known, leads a team of some of the nation's most experienced neurosurgeons specializing in complex conditions of the brain.In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Vez is the primary investigator of numerous clinical and basic science studies related to cerebrovascular disease and is a nationally recognized academic leader in the area of cerebrovascular care. These groundbreaking clinical trials have transformed the standard of care for neurologic emergencies, and he continues to develop and patent innovative treatments and devices for stroke and aneurysm. Dr. Vez was the first neurosurgeon in the country to use the Trevo® Pro Retriever, following approval by the FDA, for the treatment of stroke. He was also the first doctor in the mid-Atlantic region pioneering the use of numerous devices, including the Wingspan stent system, the first FDA-approved stent used to open clogged arteries in the brain, the Merci Retriever, the Penumbra device, the Cordis Enterprise Stent for the treatment of wide necked aneurysms, and the Onyx Glue treatment for aneurysms.Dr. Vez's expertise includes the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), stroke, Chiari malformations and other potentially fatal conditions of the brain and cerebrovascular conditions. He is widely published and regularly is asked to present lectures at conferences on a global basis. He has lectured extensively on the treatment of aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke and other intracranial vascular disorders. As a recognized academic leader, he has written chapters and articles in various publications as well as edited books on neurosurgical techniques and issues that are used by neurosurgeons across the country.Dr. Veznedaroglu is board certified in neurological surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons (FAANS) and the American Heart and Stroke Association (FAHA). He served as director of the Division of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He also directed the endovascular/cerebrovascular neurosurgery fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he completed his fellowship training in cerebrovascular/neurointerventional neurosurgery and neuro-critical care. Dr. Vez earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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14  Procedures

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  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, MD
This the best neuro surgeon around. Him and his team are top notch. They took excellent care of my daughter who had chairi decompression surgery and unfortunately had some unforeseen medical problems that required additional surgeries. Took care of her as if she was family and would recommend...Read More
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Dawn in Gibbsboro, NJ – Aug 06, 2018
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I had a brain aneurysm in April of 2004. Dr Vez was with Jefferson at the time. He saved my life. I walked out of the hospital fully recovered. His hands are golden. I followed him to capital health in Trenton when I was getting headaches again a few yrs back. He performed surgery again on me. I...Read More
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Stephanie in Philadelphia – Apr 14, 2018
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Extremely competent, caring & capable. He saved my life.
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Kathy Doyle in Little Egg Harbor, NJ – Oct 25, 2016
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My 14 year old daugther died while in the care of Dr. Vez, although I do not think he could have done anything to save her, he sent his PA in to provide me with the results of the tests to confirm and tell me. Not him but his PA. As her doctor and as sensitive as the situation was I would have...Read More
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Bensalem, PA – Jun 10, 2016
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On behalf of my mother I can honestly say that Dr Vez is not only a very skilled genious but he is thorough,caring courteous, and compassionate and I can just go on listing adjectives. He saved my mom 12 years ago. She had a level 4 subarachnoid hemmorage.Two other docs found nothing Dr Vez...Read More
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Larry Cramer in Beach Haven, NJ – Feb 02, 2016
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