An Interview with Dr. Neil
What makes your practice unique?
I treat every patient as I would a member of my family. I am conservative and don’t recommend surgery unless a patient really needs it. However, my background with fellowships in both skull base and cerebrovascular surgery, as well as, complex spine surgery provide a basis for exceptional care when a patient does need surgery. Every patient is different and my team and I strive to ensure that they receive the best possible care tailored to their situation and all of their questions are answered before they leave the office.
What are your surgical and clinical interests?
Complex cranial surgery including skull base lesions, brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and cerebrovascular surgery of diseases such as aneurysms and AVMs. I also enjoy complex spine surgery for degenerative spine diseases, deformity, and spine/spinal cord tumors.
How important is patient education in your practice?
Extremely important. Patients need to have all the information necessary in order to provide valuable input to help us tailor care to their individual situation. To that end, we spend a considerable amount of time ensuring the patient understands the nature of their problem, the possible treatment plans including conservative management, different types of surgery, radiation therapy, radiosurgery, or other modalities as indicated. To do this we also use various pictures, diagrams, and models. It is important that patients understand the details and expectations of the different options. I want to make sure they have all the information they need to help make the decisions leading to the best possible care for them. We want to make sure all of their questions are answered before they leave the office.
Biography of Jayson A. Neil, MD.
Dr. Jayson A. Neil is a fellowship trained neurosurgery in skull base/cerebrovascular surgery and complex spine surgery. Dr. Neil received his Bachelors degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah with honors, graduating summa cum laude. He subsequently attended medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY which included training in pediatric neurosurgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Neil received one year of subspecialty training in complex spine surgery including degenerative spine, revision, deformity, and spine/spinal cord surgery under Dr. Kaushik Das at Westchester Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Neil also pursued one year of additional training in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery under Dr. William Couldwell at the University of Utah.
Dr. Neil has subspecialty interest and expertise in many areas including:
- Brain tumor surgery (benign and malignant tumors)
- Spine tumor surgery (benign and malignant tumors)
- Skull base neurosurgery
- Cerebrovascular surgery including aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) Treatment
- Degenerative disc disease (cervical and lumbar)
- Complex spine surgery (degenerative spine disease, degenerative scoliosis, spinal instrumentation and reconstruction)
- Peripheral Nerve Surgery (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Cranio-cerebral and Spine trauma