New Specialized OR Suite
New specialized OR suite enables surgeons greater precision during brain and spinal surgeries while reducing the threat of infection.
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The Neurosciences Institute is leading the way in diagnostic and surgical treatments for central and peripheral nervous system diseases in adults and children. Beyond the traditional neurosurgical procedures, we have made a significant commitment to an interdisciplinary treatment approach by working in collaboration with specialists in neurology.

Our team of top neurosurgeons and clinicians have subspecialties in the following areas:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

In order to make our services more accessible and convenient, we are now seeing patients at clinics in Glens Falls, Greenwich, and operating at Glens Falls Hospital. Learn More

Dr. Alan S. Boulos, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the Neurosciences Institute, explains while the new Patient Pavilion dual OR suite will allow for greater precision and safety during brain and spinal surgeries.

Dr. Tyler Kenning discusses the skull base neurosurgery program at Albany Med, specifically focusing on its region-exclusive techniques in minimally invasive neurosurgery.

Dr. Julie Pilitsis provides many inspiring messages regarding the field of neurosurgery in today’s society. She discusses the importance of the bond that neurosurgeons share patients and the privilege of helping patients and families achieve a better quality of life. Dr. Pilitsis also provides information about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), the procedure, and the impact it has on patients.

Dr. Pilitsis also describes what it takes to be a neurosurgeon and sites several specific traits, including accepting the responsibility of being a neurosurgeon, resilience, dedication, having the necessary skills, and the ability to be a team leader.  She talks about valuing the mentor/mentee relationship and goes on to the importance of society’s role to encourage women to join their male counterparts in male-dominated fields. Learn more

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