Neurosurgical Services

Welcome to Neurosurgery at MidHudson Regional Hospital

MidHudson Regional Hospital offers comprehensive neurosurgical care for patients in Poughkeepsie and the surrounding areas. From treating stroke and memory disorders to caring for patients who experience epilepsy and seizures, our neurologists partner with multi-disciplinary teams of clinical experts to provide compassionate care with the goal of achieving exceptional outcomes.

Neurosurgery Services at MidHudson Regional Hospital

MidHudson Regional Hospital has received a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) Certification. This certification is offered in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. As a TSC facility, we have met rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy and providing post-procedural care.

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The Westchester Medical Center Health Network provides individuals throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond with access to an extensive array of neurosurgeons and fellowship-trained subspecialists. Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital serve as the primary hubs for several advanced neurosurgery programs, including Spine Surgery; Neuro-oncology (Brain, spine and Spinal Cord Tumors); Skull Base Surgery; Cerebrovascular Services (Stroke, Aneurysms) including Endovascular Surgery; Functional Neurosurgery (Pain, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy); Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma and Neurosurgical Critical Care. Learn more. Neurosurgical care is extended throughout the network via specialized care at MidHudson Regional Hospital.


Neurosurgical Oncology, also known as Surgical Neuro-Oncology, is the surgical management of tumors involving the brain and spine. The more common term for this field is “brain tumor surgery” (though spinal tumors are also treated by neurosurgical oncologists). 

The Neurosurgical Oncology and Skull Base Surgery at Westchester Medical Center is led by Simon Hanft, MD, FAANS, who performs among the most brain tumor operations in the Tri-State Area. The program features a number of technologies, including an exoscope, a new tool that allows for extraordinarily high-definition visualization of brain tumors. WMC is also the first hospital in Westchester to use Gleolan, a fluorescent agent that selectively illuminates brain tumor cells allowing for more complete tumor removal. To learn more about minimally invasive brain tumor surgery, skull base surgery, pituitary tumor removal, and other features of this program at the Brain and Spine Institute, visit the program’s page.


The Spine Care Program at MidHudson Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to providing advanced comprehensive care for a wide variety of spinal conditions and disorders. The team is comprised of experts from the departments of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pain Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Anesthesia, Oncology and Neuroradiology. Learn more.

Pain Management

The Department of Neurosurgery collaborates closely with the Division of Pain Management. This partnership allows WMCHealth to offer a truly comprehensive approach to improving the mobility and comfort of patients with pain. This includes neck and back pain, spasticity, and cancer related conditions.

Peripheral Nerve

The Peripheral Nerve Program offers multidisciplinary subspecialty care for individuals with injuries or conditions affecting the nerves of the body outside of the brain and spinal cord. Surgeons treat traumatic nerve injuries, tumors of the peripheral nerves, nerve compression and entrapment syndromes, and an extensive array of other nerve-related conditions. Learn more.