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Dr. Narayan Sundaresan, MD

Neurosurgeon

Professional statement

To all patients making an appointment, please provide us with as much contact and insurance information as possible. This will help us know if you would need a referral before seeing any of our providers. We want to make sure all our patients are seen in a timely manner and properly. This will help us provide a seamless and easy process when coming into our office. I am a New York City-based, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and neurooncologist with over 30 years of experience. I treat all aspects of complex head and spine trauma, degenerative spine disease, and both surgical and medical management of tumors and cancer of the central nervous system. My specialties include "motion preservation" and dynamic stabilization of the spine. As an alternative to spinal fusion---whereby two veterbrae are immobilized using implants and instrumentation--I place implant devices that not only relieve patients of their pain, but also preserve the range of motion that fusion surgery impedes. I am fluent in all "minimally invasive" techniques of the spine--small incisions that spare surrounding muscle and tissue--that get surgical patients out of the hospital quickly. I have returned federal agents, policemen, and firefighters back to the field within weeks of surgery---with fantastic results and no pain. Additionally, when a young woman in the Bronx was shot and left with an extremely dire prognosis, I completely resected the bullet fragment using state-of-the-art technology. She is back with her family with no neurological deficits I have written over 100 peer reviewed abstracts and published articles. Cutting edge therapies for cancer and trauma guide my practice.

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Concourse Division

Board certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - King George's Medical University, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Fellowship in Neuro-oncology, Brain, and Spine Surgery
  • Northwestern University, Residency in Neurosurgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1194815142

Office locations

NY Neurosurgery, PC

2601 Ocean Pkwy, Coney Island Hospital

Brooklyn, NY 11235

NY Neurosurgery, PC

5 E 84th St, NY Neurosurgery, PC

New York, NY 10028

NY Neurosurgery, PC

199 Mount Eden Parkway, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center - 6th Floor

Bronx, NY 10457

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I travel from Brooklyn into the Bronx to see this Doctor. I have a lot of respect for Dr. Sundaresan. His bedside manner is exceptional, he takes his time to explain things to me and makes sure I understand clearly. Atthis point I can not have my spinal procedure done for reasons out of his control, however once I am recovered he will be able to preform my surgery and God willing I will be back in action. I appreciate him and his nursing staff they are all very professional individuals thus far.
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Evey was just fine.
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Staff was nice and well mannered
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Dr. Sundaresan could not be more acccomidating and helpful. His knowledge and expertise is unmatched but what really sets him apart is how flexible and understanding he can be. Working with Dr. S and his entire staff has been a greatexperience and I highly recommend you choose him as your neurosurgeon.
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I saw Dr. S several times about a herniated disc and degenerative disc disease in the cervical area. After meeting with several neurosurgeons, I felt more than confident to choose him for my procedure. He eventually performed a one level cervicalartificial disc replacement on me . There are so many reasons I would recommend this doctor. He noticed an allergic reaction I was developing internally from the first day post surgery. He was concerned about it before I was. I wound up needing a minor procedure on my incision to eliminate the allergy. I couldn't have been more impressed with his ability to not only recognize the problem before it was apparent to the untrained eye, but repair it with ease. Another wonderful thing about Dr. S is his staff. Between his representatives and physician assistants, I was always treated with care and compassion. I was called and/or texted after the surgery to check on my progress. I was given several contacts to utilize in the event of an emergency. I was also able to speak with the staff prior to the surgery to receive answers for questions of any kind. I am a month post surgery and I must say my biggest reason to recommend Dr. S and his staff is because I feel great! They were all 100% clear on what my expectations should be post surgery regarding my specific injury and condition. The doctor and his staff made sure to never pressure me to choose surgery. They counseled me heavily on the pros and cons prior to my decision. Dr. S had me repeat several tests prior to surgery to verify that I was a good candidate for the surgery. He was the most thorough neurosurgeon I met with. Most doctors simply pushed for surgery before seeing clearer exams. In addition to all this, my stay in Coney Island Hospital was great. The nurses took excellent care of me and the PA's or Doctor checked on me daily. Dr. S and his staff are highly professional, compassionate, and knowledgable in their line of work. I couldn't be happier with choosing them for this procedure.
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I could not state enough compliments toward my experience with the entire team as whole. From my initial phone call to set up a consultation, to date, I was treated, by everyone, in such a caring and considerate way asI have never been before. *My experience before and after being a patient of Dr. Sundaresan and his entire team* I had an accident in July,2015 and was declared medically disabled. Prior to this I was a healthy 30 year old man. I was "strung along" as many of us are through the medical system one doctor after another, as no one really wanted to be bothered with me as it seemed. With appointments spread months apart and a lack of even remembering who I was or why I was even there, let alone paper work botches and unnecessary rescheduling of my already long awaited appointments, I naturally grew less hopeful for recovery. Months and months of my life being on hold and seemingly no change in site, I found Dr. Sundaresan. I first spoke to the administrator of his team to set up a consultation and explain my situation. Immediately I was taken back, in a great way, at how he was genuinely concerned for me and wanted to help. We did not end the call until every bit of information was noted and I was set up with the earliest and most convenient possible appointment to expedite any further hold up for me. From that, being the first moment as a patient with this team, the trend continued and a new gold standard in medical treatment was set for me. In less than 1 month I was already recovering from a completely successful surgery and am more than grateful to say today that i am writing this review in between working and living my life better than I ever have before. To this day, even weeks post-op, I still am contacted to just say hi and see how I'm doing as well as remind me they are always there for me now and in the future for anything, always happy for me and wishing me well. I truly felt like (and still do) I was some famous celebrity V.I.P. To any one wondering whether or not Dr. Sundaresan and his team would be the right choice for you, I'd say "Congratulations as you've just won the medical treatment lottery so please go claim your prize." This may sound silly and over-stated but the fact that I am living my life the way I am today and all the while being made to feel like I was one of their own family being cared for the entire time, I tell you its more of an understatement than anything.
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My appt was a consultation for surgery. He was very patient, thorough, and answered all of my questions. His staff was kind and helpful as well. It was definitely a good experience for a difficult situation.
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He and his staff are excellent. He took his time and explained my symptoms, treatment options and even addressed health issues that may contribute to my problem.
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He is really a good doctor, I have recommended him to many of my friends as well. He is not looking to charge you extra , he gives all the options
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Manager, Arthur, was absolutey amazing and very helpful too. Entire experience was very pleasant.
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