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Dr. David J Chalif has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
Dr. David J Chalif has the following 13 expertise
- Wounds and Injuries
- Cerebrovascular Disorders
- Brain Surgery
- Neurosurgical Procedures
- Vascular Malformations
- Brain Tumor
Dr. David J Chalif has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. David J Chalif is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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In the videos on Youtube, they forget to mention the part about afterwards leaving the patient to the wolves in the Stern Rehabilitation Center, completely unsupervised, resulting in multiple massive bedsores which result in the death of the patient. It doesn't even happen in third-world countries. It's negligent homicide. I have no doubt he's a great surgeon, but watch him carefully if it's a serious case; in my opinion his follow-up care can be poor and he tends to drop the ball without even realizing it's happening. The major problem is that there's no "self-correction" when there's a major error; he just continues on as if nothing has happened and doesn't adapt. All that glitters is not gold.
Through happenstance, my wife was taken to NSLIJ and entrusted to Dr. Chalif's care via Lennox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. I feel now that we were very fortunate that this happened even though, at the time, I was wondering why we had to go to Long Island to get her aneurism fixed. I was told he was the best and I trusted that he would be. Now, I wish I could say my wife's aneurism surgery went off without a hitch, but that's not the case. It's probably not realistic to say that such a delicate surgery could go off without any hiccups. She had three surgeries in all for the one aneurism and Dr. Chalif performed the first, most important one and though she did experience complications afterwards, the very delicate first surgery saved her life and she has been recovering very well.The original and two subsequent surgeries were without a doubt the scariest time of my life and Dr. Chalif and his staff did an excellent job of making me feel there was great hope that my wife would be fine. I believe she will be fine. She's doing better every day.Can I say that everything was perfect? No. But can I say I think he did his best and that the end result saved her life? Absolutely. There is no question in my mind about that. I am so grateful that my wife - my son's mother, is alive and well.When they say, "it' isn't brain surgery". they mean it. It's a big deal and anyone who has a loved one going through it should understand how serious it is and what a complex and mysterious job these doctors have to perform.
The point I made earlier was valid; it is not valid to claim "our experience was good therefore no one else's could have been bad." Dr. Chalif knows full well that the reasons the financial and spiritual rewards of being a brain surgeon are so high are that they expectation level is ALSO very high. You don't expect a weightlifter to only lift 150 pounds. Yes, things go wrong sometimes, suck it up, yada yada but - If I could speak to him I would say,'Ya dropped the BALL, kid. And you DO know it. You and I BOTH know what went wrong both physiologically and administratively. And you know that it WAS preventable. DON'T lie to yourself about it, even if you can't at this time acknowledge it publically. It's not complex. FIX it first and THEN move on. THAT'S what good doctors do.And you're SUPPOSED to be THAT good.Rise up to that level by re-assessing the failure and trying to fix things so that this will never, ever happen again.If there was an administrative strain at that time in terms of energy and manpower, then it should have been compensated for. Don't finger-point. Take responsibility and be honest with yourself. Sure you never fell off the horse but you and I both know what really happened."
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Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2018)
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Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
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39 Years Experience
University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
New York University
Dr. David J Chalif accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsNorth Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Dr, Manhasset, NY
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