Dr. Howard Riina, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Riina
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

NYU Neurosurgery Associates

530 1st Ave # 8r New York, NY 10016

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Dr. Howard Riina, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Riina has more experience with Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital and The Bellevue Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Riina to book an appointment.


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My family has a history of brain aneurysms. Dr. Riina saved one of my aunt's life. Another aunt had headaches, but her MRI did not reveal an aneurysm. She finally went to see Dr. Riina who wrote an MRA script, which revealed an aneurysm. He operated on her shortly after and saved her life, too! I have started my journey to get checked. I, of course, hope that he does not need to operate on me, but feel comforted to see this doctor and know that I will be in good hands should I need an operation.
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Arefa Mohamed – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr. Riina operated on an unruptured aneurysm in my brain. I would recommend him and his exceptional staff to anyone.
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Norma Dockery – Dec 05, 2019
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Dr. Howard Riina is a very talented and experienced neurosurgeon who recently saved my life. Dr. Riina successfully coiled a growing unruptured aneurysm that probably would have ruptured in the near future, causing me debililitating consequences, or even death. It's amazing how delicate these neuro endo-vascular procedures are when dealing with fragile aneurysms. With these complicated surgical procedures, comes great risk to the patient, and I'm very thankful Dr. Riina was my surgeon. I'm also appreciative NYU Medical Center has the finest, cutting edge neuro-brain surgical technology required for the surgeries. Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live near NYC, and have access to the finest surgeons, and other doctors in the world !
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Kate concannon – Oct 29, 2019
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Amazing! Was able to help my mom after another doctor said nothing they could do for her. I highly recommend him personable and warm personality
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Biography

Dr. Howard Riina, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Riina has more experience with Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Temple Universit...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Barrow Neuro Institute
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Pa
Residency Hospital
Med
Internship Hospital
1993
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

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(212) 263-2441

Dr. Riina accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
Empire Plan
United Healthcare

Background Check

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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Practice Areas

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riina treats Brain Aneurysm more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Riina treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riina treats Subarachnoid Hemorrhage more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Riina treats this condition more than 60% of their peers

Stroke
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riina treats Stroke more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Riina treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Riina's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Locations

NYU Neurosurgery Associates

NYU Department of Neurosurgery530 1st Ave # 8r New York, NY 10016
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