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Dr. Howard Silberstein, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Silberstein

Southern Tier Neuromedicine

1445 Portland Ave Ste 305 Rochester, NY 14621

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Dr. Howard Silberstein, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(585) 342-7783

Dr. Silberstein accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (7/17/2015)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Silberstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silberstein treats Hydrocephalus more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Silberstein treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silberstein treats Chiari's Deformity more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Silberstein treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
Brain Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silberstein treats Brain Disorders more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Silberstein treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Silberstein'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 Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Silberstein, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Harford Hospital University Conn
Residency Hospital
1986
Cooper Hospital UMDNJ
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
1986
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Silberstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Silberstein

3.9

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Silberstein's Performance
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Dr. Silberstein operated on my cervical spine October of 2016. He was absolutley amazing. His medical knowledge and care is outstanding. I have never felt so good. I recommend him, his wonderful PA staff highly
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I got hurt at work and the Dr. was very caring and upfront right away about me needing surgery after looking at my MRI and checking me out...He told me that surgery could help me or stay the same pain level...luckily my pain isn't gone..but it's better and I could use my neck arms and legs after a laminectomy and cervical fusion....He and His staff were very kind and professional...Wait time was only bad once..few hours when he was called to an emergency...late coming in but saw all us patients
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We highly recommend Dr. Silberstein. He's brilliant, talented and has excellent bedside manor. We had two excellent outcomes with him. He released my son's tethered spinal cord (when my son was 11 years old) at Strong Memorial/Golisano Children's Hospital, and later, he did laminoplasty on my cervical spine to relieve stenosis of my spinal cord/myelopathy, at Rochester General. We absolutely love Dr. Silberstein.
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I had surgery on my lower back/ spine performed by dr.silberstein regarding sciatica pain. The dr made me sign a waiver that stated (and I'll sum it up) I am aware that things can go wrong and I can not hold him accountable and pretty detailed stuff. Wish I had gotten a copy. if I could turn back time I would of never went through with it. Because now I have excruciating lower back pain and sometimes even insicion pain. I can't even clean my home for 15 mins without hurting. I want my life back!
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He was straightforward with what he did. He knew just what to do but kept my concerns in mind and made sure that I was kept calm despite the worries that can come with brain problems.
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It couldn't have been a better experience. This doctor knows what he s doing like the back of his hand. No games. He tells you what,when,where,why and how. Thank you very much DOC
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