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315-464-4418

Zulma Tovar Spinoza, MD

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director of Functional

SPECIALTIES

Neurological Surgery
Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery

LANGUAGES

English
Hebrew
Spanish

PATIENT TYPE

Adults and Children

CLINICAL INTERESTS AND APPROACH TO CARE

Hydrocephalus, endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus and brain tumors, minimally invasive surgery, spina bifida, surgical treatment of epilepsy, brain tumors, congenital and developmental malformations of the nervous system, Chiari malformation, pediatric brain trauma, laser ablation surgery., craniosynostosis, surgical treatment of spasticity.

DISEASES & CONDITIONS TREATED

Brachial plexopathy
Brain Abscess
Brain and Spine Tumors
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Injury
Brain Tumor
Cervical Radiculopathy
Chiari Malformation
Congenital and Developmental Malformations of the Nervous System
Curved Spine or Scoliosis
Epilepsy
Epilepsy, Severe
Head and Neck Tumors and Masses
Hydrocephalus
Kyphosis
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Stenosis
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Myelopathy
Neck Injuries
Neck Spasms
Nervous System Vascular Lesions
Neuralgias
Neuritis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neurofibromatosis
Neuropathy
Pediatric Brain Trauma
Pediatric Brain Tumor
Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumor
Pituitary Tumors
Scoliosis
Seizures
Skull Deformities
Spasticity
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fracture
Spinal Stenosis
Spinocerebellar Ataxi
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Trigeminal Neuralgia

TREATMENTS / SERVICES

Arachnoid Cyst Treatment
Brain Tumor Treatment
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Epidural/Caudal
Fracture Treatment of Spine
Hydrocephalus Treatment
Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
Lumbar Puncture
Pediatric Brain Tumor Surgery
Pediatric Spine Tumor Surgery
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Spinal Decompression Surgery
Spinal Surgery
Spine Pain Treatment
Surgical Options for Back Pain
Surgical Repair of Congenital and Developmental Lesions of the Nervous System
Surgical Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors
Surgical Treatment of Craniosynostosis
Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus
Surgical Treatment of Spasticity
Surgical Treatment of Stroke or Brain Ischemia
Surgical Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Nervous System
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy

CLINICAL LOCATIONS

Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-464-1800
Physicians' Office Building
725 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-464-4470
Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
550 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

CLINICAL SECTION AFFILIATIONS

Neurosurgery
Brain Tumors
Functional
General Neurosurgery
Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Upstate Cancer Center
Neurosurgery
Pediatrics
Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center
Neurosurgery

CURRENT HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

Upstate University Hospital
Crouse Hospital

CAMPUSES

Downtown