Galal A. Elsayed, M.D.
Galal A. Elsayed, M.D.

Galal A. Elsayed, M.D.

Neurological Surgery
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Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Neurological Spine Surgery, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Surgery, Spine, Spine Surgeon, General Neurosurgery, more

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Neurological Surgery

28-25 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
US
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56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthplus
  • GHI
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
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  • United Healthcare
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About Galal A. Elsayed, M.D.

Dr. Galal Elsayed is an award-winning neurosurgeon with advanced fellowship training in endoscopic, minimally invasive, and complex reconstructive spine surgery from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Elsayed has training in the use of augmented reality and robotics and has pioneered surgical planning using virtual reality/spatial computing for minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spinal reconstructions. He practices at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Elsayed's practice treats the full spectrum of spinal disorders, including disc herniations, age-related arthritis, infections, primary and metastatic spinal tumors, fractures, spinal cord injury, congenital anomalies, scoliosis, and kyphosis. Using cutting-edge technology, Dr. Elsayed personalizes his surgical approach with a focus on safety using three-dimensional planning in virtual reality. A significant portion of Dr. Elsayed's practice is dedicated to revision surgeries for patients who have had prior spine surgery. Dr. Elsayed uses and is involved in the development of cutting-edge surgical technology such as intraoperative navigation, ultra-minimally invasive endoscopy, and the use of spatial computing platforms. Dr. Elsayed's most prized focus is on patient education; he enjoys helping patients explore their own spine in virtual reality during clinic visits.


Dr. Elsayed is an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery and an Assistant Attending Neurosurgeon at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, where he primarily sees patients at the Long Island City office.


RESEARCH


Dr. Elsayed has received numerous awards for his research, including the Griffith R. Harsh III Research Award and the Richard B. Morawetz Research Award (three years in a row), where he was also named the University of Alabama-Birmingham Clinical Research Buchalter Scholar in 2019. He has twice been awarded a Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Young Surgeon's Grant and has received the Cervical Spine Research Society Scholarship. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers on neurological surgery and contributed a chapter to Dr. Ali Baaj's recent edition of the Handbook of Spine Surgery. He has also authored a chapter in Dr. Nitin Agarwal's Surviving Neurosurgery. Dr. Elsayed is also an entrepreneur who founded Neurite, an artificial intelligence company that has worked with the United States Department of Defense and the Advanced Regenerative Medicine Institute for pandemic relief during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Elsayed has presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and has been invited to the United States White House to present his research to Health and Human Services.




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Please visit comprehensivespine.weillcornell.org for more information about conditions we treat and procedures we perform.


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Expertise

  • Spine Care

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Education

  • Degrees: College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando

  • Degrees: University of Central Florida, Orlando

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Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Attending Neurological Surgeon

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital

  • Och Spine At NewYork-Presbyterian

Education

  • Degrees: University of Central Florida, Orlando
  • Degrees: College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando

Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Attending Neurological Surgeon
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English