NSPC Neurosurgeon Is First to Implant Newest Nevro Spinal Cord Stimulator


Brian J. Snyder, MD, FAANS, an attending neurosurgeon and partner at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) was the first surgeon in New York State to implant the next generation Nevro Senza II Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system at NYU-Winthrop Hospital in Mineola. The new system is substantially smaller than the original Senza device but it delivers the same proprietary HF10 therapy, “an SCS therapy that provides electrical pulses to the spinal cord to alleviate” chronic pain in the back and legs.

According to a company statement, “The electrical pulses are delivered by small electrodes on leads that are placed near the spinal cord and are connected to a compact, battery-powered generator implanted under the skin. HF10 therapy is the only SCS therapy indicated to provide pain relief without paresthesia,” the tingling sensation patients experience when a traditional, low frequency spinal cord stimulator is used to treat their chronic pain.

Healthcare experts define chronic pain as “a debilitating condition that can negatively impact all aspects of a person’s life—relationships, work productivity, and activities of daily living—yet it remains under-recognized and undertreated. Given the national crisis involving opioid abuse, it’s more important than ever for Nassau and Suffolk residents suffering from chronic pain to have access to new, non-opioid treatment options.

“Chronic pain is challenging to treat and my goal is to restore my patient’s mobility and improve their quality of life with effective, long-term pain relief,” said Snyder. “It’s more important than ever for NSPC to offer effective, long-term, non-opioid solutions to the people we serve. For the right patient, the Nevro Senza II SCS system may offer a new, innovative treatment option.”

Snyder is a functional neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), tremor, and dystonia, the surgical treatment of epilepsy, as well as the surgical treatment of NSPC Neurosurgeon First to Implant New Nevro Stimulator pain. In addition to using neuromodulation, including SCS and peripheral nerve stimulation, to treat refractory pain, he has extensive experience with revision surgery of neurostimulators.

Snyder serves as the Director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at NYU-Winthrop Hospital.

For more information, visit www.nspc.com. To arrange an interview with Dr. Snyder, contact Richard Van Allen, 516-442-2250, ext. 110.

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