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Dr. Ira Abbott, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Abbott

Montefiore Medical Center NSG

3316 Rochambeau Ave Bronx, NY 10467

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Dr. Ira Abbott, MD is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Bronx, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1980 and specializes in pediatric neurosurgery.

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(718) 920-8512

Dr. Abbott accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
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Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Abbott's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott treats Hydrocephalus more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Abbott treats this condition more than 93% 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
Brain Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott treats Brain Disorders more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Abbott treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Abbott performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Abbott's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ataxia
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bracheal Plexus Birth Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Brainstem Neoplasm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Contusion
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy, Spastic, Diplegic
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasm
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis - Alopecia - Brain Defect
  • Craniosynostosis - Anal Anomalies - Porokeratosis
  • Craniosynostosis - Arthrogryposis - Cleft Palate
  • Craniosynostosis - Cataract
  • Craniosynostosis - Dandy-Walker - Hydrocephalus
  • Craniosynostosis - Fibular Aplasia
  • Craniosynostosis - Intracranial Calcifications
  • Craniosynostosis - Mental Retardation - Clefting Syndrome
  • Craniosynostosis - Radial Aplasia Syndrome
  • Craniosynostosis - Sagittal - Dandy-Walker Malformation - Hydrocephalus
  • Craniosynostosis Exostoses Nevus Epibulbar Dermoid
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Craniosynostosis, Fontaine Type
  • Craniosynostosis, Maroteaux Fonfria Type
  • Craniosynostosis, Philadelphia Type
  • Craniotomy
  • Crouzon Syndrome
  • Crouzonodermoskeletal Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Fracture
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Glioma
  • 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
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningocele
  • Meningoencephalocele
  • Meningomyelocele
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Rhizotomy
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

My practice delivers state of the art care in a manner that I would want my family to receive.


  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


New York Univ, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
Baylor Affliated Hospitals, Neurological Surgery
Residency Hospital
Baylor Affliated Hospitals, Rotating Internship
Internship Hospital
Baylor University
Medical School
Colorado College
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chairperson, AANS/CNS Joint Section On Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2005-07
  • President, International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2007-08

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What People Say About Dr. Ira Abbott, MD
On August 7th 2018, Dr Abbott performed a craniotomy on my daughter and I couldn't be happier with the outcome and the care before, during and after the procedure. He took time to explain to my wife and I what was going on, explained with detail, and answered every single question we had. It was a very tense and nerve wrecking time for us but everything turned out fine, thank God. Once again, thank you for saving my daughter, Dr. Abbott, you are the absolute best.
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He never explained anything he just kept saying the same thing over and over again no good
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