Dr. Howard J. Silberstein, MD

Dr. Howard J. Silberstein, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 57 years old

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Dr. Silberstein specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Rochester, NY. He practices at 2 locations.

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in Rochester, NY |
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
in Buffalo, New York |
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.
in Rochester, NY |
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!
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.
in Rochester, NY |
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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  •  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

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Cooper Hospital UMDNJ

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Harford Hospital University Conn

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • 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
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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