Dr. Howard Silberstein, MD

Dr. Howard Silberstein, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(17)
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Dr. Howard Silberstein, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

1445 Portland Ave Ste 305

Rochester, NY 14621

Contact Information

(585) 342-7783

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 97% of peers
Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 90% of peers
Brain Surgery
high
more than 83% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • 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
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Silberstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Silberstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silberstein to family and friends
4.1
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Silberstein's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Rochester, NY |
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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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Silberstein accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Silberstein has admitting privileges

Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
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Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
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