Ramin Rak is a neurosurgeon affiliated with New York’s largest neurosurgical group: Neurological Surgery, P.C.
One way that Ramin Rak and the rest of the group’s neurosurgeons help patients is by providing treatments in their specialized Long Island Brain Tumor Center. The neurosurgeons who work on this Brain Tumor Team include:
- Dr. Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.
- Dr. Jeffrey A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.
- Dr. Lee Eric Tessler, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.
- Dr. Ramin Rak, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.
- Dr. Alan Mechanic, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Dr. Robert N. Holtzman, M.D.
- Dr. Vladimir Dadashev, M.D.
- Dr. Gerald M. Zupruk, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
The Long Island Brain Tumor Center (learn more) treats all ailments related to brain tumors, including: acoustic neuroma, schwannoma, ependymoma, and astrocytoma.
Brain tumors arise in patients when uncontrolled cell division occurs in glial cells, lymphatic tissue, brain envelopes, cranial nerves, the skull, pituitary or pineal gland, or even the brain itself. Patients who are suffering from a brain tumor have reported phantom odors and tastes at first, with epileptic seizure in patients with no history of epilepsy or sudden intracranial hypertension developing over time.
Neurological Surgery, P.C.’s top notch staff of neurosurgeons use a variety of resources and techniques to diagnose tumors.
Ramin Rak and the other Long Island Brain Tumor Center specialists begin by using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to gain a better understanding of the nature of the tumor. Following this investigation, Ramin Rak will be better equipped to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment options. The type of tumor and its accessibility will also determine whether or not surgery is necessary. While some tumors can be easily removed using the uncomplicated Gamma Knife or CyberKnife procedures, others might require more complicated options including an awake craniotomy. Fortunately not all brain tumors are cancerous.