Dr. Robert A. Solomon, MD

Dr. Robert A. Solomon, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 62 years old

Dr. Solomon has specialized in the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular diseases since 1986, and has operated on more cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations than any surgeon in the tri-state area. His special interests are in the identification and definitive treatment of cerebral aneurysms and cerebral arteriovenous malformations before rupture and before the onset of devastating neurological problems. Dr. Solomon has developed an outstanding team of physicians to handle even the most complex problems with minimal invasion and the highest degree of safety. His team includes neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons who are the regional experts in non-surgical endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. The Gamma Knife Center at Columbia University Medical Center is outstanding, providing non-surgical Stereotactic Radiosurgery forarteriovenous malformations. Patients requiring open surgical procedures will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, a highly experienced operative team led by Dr. Solomon, and the finest Neurosurgical Intensive Care facility in the country. Dr. Solomon was the Chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2007 and a past President of the New York State Neurosurgical Society, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Solomon's special interests include aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and carotid artery stenosis.Read more

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Aneurysm Repair
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Education

  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    New York & Presbyterian Hospitals-Columbia Campus

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    New York & Presbyterian Hospitals-Columbia Campus

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York Presbyterian-Columbia Campus
  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1976

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
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Dr. Solomon has specialized in the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular diseases since 1986, and has operated on more cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations than any surgeon in the tri-state area.  His special interests are in the identification and definitive treatment of cerebral aneurysms and cerebral arteriovenous malformations before rupture and before the onset of devastating neurological problems.  Dr. Solomon has developed an outstanding team of physicians to handle even the most complex problems with minimal invasion and the highest degree of safety.  His team includes neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons who are the regional experts in non-surgical endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.  The Gamma Knife Center at Columbia University Medical Center is outstanding, providing non-surgical Stereotactic Radiosurgery forarteriovenous malformations.  Patients requiring open surgical procedures will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, a highly experienced operative team led by Dr. Solomon, and the finest Neurosurgical Intensive Care facility in the country. Dr. Solomon was the Chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2007 and a past President of the New York State Neurosurgical Society, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Solomon's special interests include aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and carotid artery stenosis.