Brain & Skull Base Surgery

Intricate surgical procedures are accomplished with exceptional precision and accuracy with the help of stereotactic frame and frameless computer systems. These create a virtual roadmap of the surgical field, guiding the surgeon through the innermost depths of the brain.

These techniques expand the parameters of what is operable, and enable surgeons to visualize tumors, identify abnormal growths or lesions in three-dimensional space, and thus pre-plan and strategize surgical procedures. The system is used for a wide range of computer-based stereotactic neurosurgical techniques, including volumetric tumor resection, serial tumor biopsy, third ventriculostomy, interstitial irradiation catheter placement, depth electrode implantation, thalamotomy, cingulatomy and mesencephalotomy.

Winthrop’s neurosurgical staff provides treatment for many types of brain tumors, including

  • gliomas
  • astrocytomas
  • acoustic neuromas
  • meningiomas
  • pituitary adenomas

Neuro Surgery Team:

Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Chairman, Neurosurgery Quality Improvement Committee





Lee Tessler, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S. 

Chief, Division of Neurosurgery