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Dr. Mark Eisenberg

Neurosurgery
Port Washington, NY
34 years experience

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Port Washington, NY

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900 Northern Blvd, Suite 260, Port Washington, NY
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Bio

Dr. Eisenberg is a neurosurgeon who treats all neurosurgical diseases, with special expertise in skull base surgery, minimally invasive pituitary surgery and minimally invasive spine surgeries. Dr. Eisenberg is the Chief of Neurosurgery at LIJ Medical Center and Director of the Skull Base Center in the Cushing Neuroscience Institute at the North Shore/LIJ Health System in Long Island, New York. Currently, Dr. Eisenberg is the only fellowship trained skull base surgeon in Queens and Long Island. He regularly lectures and teaches courses in skull base surgery and minimally invasive Pituitary surgery techniques. Dr. Eisenberg graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency training in neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Following residency, Dr. Eisenberg completed a skull base surgery fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Eisenberg has numerous publications, including his textbook, “The Cavernous Sinus, a Comprehensive Text.” Dr. Eisenberg is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgery, the AANS/CNS joint section of tumors and the North American Skull Base Society.

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Neurosurgery

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English

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Medication: Medical therapy with Neurontin (gabapentin) or Trileptal or Dilantin or tegretol can be quite successful in controlling the pain of trig neuralgia.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends upon size: The treatment of acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) depends upon its size and symptoms. Small asymptomatic tumors may require no treatment o... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Some: There is some incisional pain following a microlumbar discectomy but this is usually temporary and responds very well to pain medicine.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Several: The common medications used are: neurontin, (gabapentin) trileptal, Dilantin and tegretol. These are not "painkillers" but rather work on the nerve c... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Sometimes: Depending upon the size of an acoustic neuroma (aka vestibular schwannoma), headaches may be associated with the tumor. Hearing loss is a more common... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Neurofibroma: This may be due to a neurofibroma along one of the cervical spinal nerves (possibly c7). You should have an evaluation and MRI by a neurologist. Trea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Not common: Basilar invagination is not a common problem it can be seen most often in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or congenital anamolies of their cranial-... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Weight loss: Pseudotumor cerebri is most often associated with significant obesity. If this is the case then significant weight loss will lower your icp. Bariatr... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
MRI: Its appearance on MRI and the neurologic exam are used to determine the significance of a spinal cord syrinx.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
No: I don't believe so but a collapse lung is typical an emergency and needs to be addressed in an emergency room.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: I am not sure what you mean by a "dry disc". If you are having back pain then physical therapy helps and can sometimes be combined with other modalit... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Olive Oil and pickin: There are methods utilizing olive oil every nite to kill the lice and then picking through the hair to remove the nits. This is rather labor intensiv... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Since the pituitary gland regulates your hormones, a tumor that interferes with the normal pituitary function can lead to irregular periods. Your horm... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Even though meningiomas are benign slow growing tumors they can definitely grow. Waiting for symptoms to occure may result in the tumor being discove... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of tumor and its size. The symptoms may include double vision and facial pain. There may also be a component of headache or... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Paralysis: If left untreated a cervical myelopathy will get progressively worse and lead to increasing difficulty using your hand, arms and increasing difficulty... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: This depends upon its size and location. Small aneurysms may never cause any trouble however larger ones may rupture leading to stroke or even death.... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: This is very dependant upon the cause and type of damage. Repair may sometimes be an option but again, it depends upon the cause and type of damage.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Need exam: It is hard to pinpoint what is causing your symptoms in this type of forum. The best thing to do would be to be in contact with your surgeon and let ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: You should contact your surgeon and find out when he/she would like to see you. It is important to have follow-up to assess the fusion and make sure ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Neuropathy: This may represent diabetic neuropathy. There are good treatments for this. The treatments range from good control of your blood sugars, medication.... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Addiction: Addiction is one of the biggest concerns with long-term opioid usage. I would suggest that you coordinate your care with a qualified pain management ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
No: Typically the main complaint people have if they have an acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) is hearing loss and/or tinnitus (ringing in the ear)... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Injections vs Surger: If pt is not helping, sometimes epidural steriod injections can help alleviate the pain. If those modalities fail and you are still experiencing pain... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
2: The majority of meningiomas are classified at grade 1 or benign by the world health organization criteria. If there are features of more aggressive n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: It entirely depends upon the location of the meningioma. It may take only a few hours or can take 12 to 15 hours depending upon its location.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Varies: The treatment for a prolapsed or herniated disc can vary depending upon the severity of symptoms and whether there are any neurologic deficits. Most ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Maybe: There are different kinds of "cysts" but the most common "cyst" in the lumbar spine that causes is a pinched nerve is a synovial cyst. This is and in... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
? Spinal Stenosis: This may be due to arthritis or stenosis (narrowing) of her cervical spine causing compression and irritation of the spinal cord and nerves in your ne... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
See your Doctor: Sciatica can certainly cause pain in the legs and the knees and can be diagnosed and treated quite successfully. Sciatica however does not cause pain... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Pinch nerve: This may be due to a pinch nerve in the neck of pincing of the nerve near the elbow. It depends upon the distribution of the pins and needles. This... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
2 groups: The are essentially 2 groups of pituitary tumors, both of which are benign. Functioning pit tumors oversecrete one hormone such as acth (cortisol), g... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Emergency: Air bubbles in the brain from any source represents an emergency and could be life threatening. This should be seen and evaluated in an emergency roo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Rehab or Surgery: I assume you mean a herniated disc at t8. Treatment usually begins with rehab and physical therapy and then surgery for unresponsive cases or if the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
No: Pseudotumor is most commonly seen in overweight females and is associated with increased intracranial pressure. If left untreated it can affect your ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: That is dependent upon its location.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
No: Trig neuralgia is diagnosed based upon the history and the description of the pain. An MRI may show the loop of a blood vessel next to the trig nerve... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Eisenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eisenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! i still don't know what cause its pain like pins and needle ,
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This was very helpful. Thanks! if MRI is alright but pain exists, then what to do?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1988MD
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