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About Dr. Howard J Silberstein

Dr. Howard J Silberstein, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Rochester, NY, with another office in Rochester, NY. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Silberstein is affiliated with Golisano Childrens Hospital and Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Silberstein has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Howard J Silberstein is Great. Dr. Howard J Silberstein has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Howard J Silberstein is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Of Rochester Neurosurgery Group

1445 Portland Ave Ste 305
Rochester, NY 14621
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Strong Memorial Hospital

601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642
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Specialties

Dr. Howard J Silberstein 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Howard J Silberstein has the following 11 expertise

  • Glioblastoma
  • Stroke
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer
  • Laminectomy
  • Wounds and Injuries

Dr. Howard J Silberstein has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Howard J Silberstein is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Spinal surgery

Our son had become numb from the waist down. He had a benign tumor compressing his spine. Dr. Silberstein removed the tumor. Our son has had a remarkable wonderful recovery. Dr. Silberstein has wonderful bedside manner & explained everything thoroughly.

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Five Stars

Dr. Silberstein is the total package: Brilliant, talented, and caring. He's an excellent neurosurgeon; he listens carefully to you, and he is surprisingly humble. He released my son's tethered spinal cord (when my son was 11 years old), and later, he did laminoplasty to relieve cervical spinal stenosis when I was diagnosed with myelopathy. We had two excellent outcomes. We are so grateful to Dr. Silberstein, and we absolutely love him.

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Would not recommend

Waited weeks for an appt. then put on cancellation list. Our PCP referred to him, would not go back or recommend. He was short, rude to parents and was in with us for 2 minutes. Walked out of there with no more information than we had going in. finding a Dr. who will listen and speak to us like we matter.

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Frustration with timeliness of phone response

Dr. Silberstein was great and the surgery was fine. 7 years later I am pregnant and am having trouble with pain I believe is caused by my medical condition. The secretary does not reply in a timely manner, and never completely satisfies my reasons for calling. I have to wait full weeks at a time for responding calls and if I need further information I am told I'll get a call by Monday or Tuesday the following week and I don't get one until Friday.

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excellent surgeon

Dr Silberstein is a terrific no-nonsense doctor. No unneeded follow up appts. He is caring and concise. I have had two surgeries done by him and both were very successful. I highly recommend Dr Silberstein .

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Silberstein is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Hartford Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Howard J Silberstein accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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