Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

Ibrahim Hussain, M.D. Specialties: Spine Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.
Specialties: Spine Surgery, Neurological Surgery
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769 54th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
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About Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

Dr. Ibrahim Hussain is an accomplished neurosurgeon with advanced fellowship training in endoscopic, minimally invasive, and complex reconstructive spine surgery. He treats patients with the full spectrum of spinal disorders, including those with disc herniations, age-related degenerative arthritis, fractures, spinal cord injury, infections, primary and metastatic spinal cord tumors, congenital anomalies, and scoliosis. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to revision surgeries in those who have had prior spine surgery, and those with peripheral nerve problems such as tumors and compressive neuropathies. Having trained with pioneers of spine surgery at some of the top neurosurgical institutions in the world, Dr. Hussain uses and is involved in the development of state-of-the-art intraoperative technologies that aim to make surgeries safer and less invasive, including three-dimensional computer-assisted navigation, endoscopy, robotics, and augmented reality. He has special interest in performing outpatient and "awake" spine surgeries when appropriate for patients, which aim to get patients home faster and without the negative effects of general anesthesia. Dr. Hussain strives to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to his patients and works with them and their families to provide the optimal solution to their medical problems, both inside and outside the operating room. Leveraging the internationally recognized faculty at Weill Cornell-NewYork Presbyterian, he works within a multi-specialist team that includes pain management doctors, neurologists, rehab doctors, physical therapists, oncologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists to provide a safe, timely, and focused treatment plan custom-designed for each patient. Dr. Hussain is also committed to advancing the field of spine surgery through other avenues. He is actively engaged in biomedical research (more below), and the surgical education and training of Weill Cornell Medical College students, residents, and international fellows. He has published more than 25 book chapters in neurosurgical textbooks used by trainees and surgeons around the world. Additionally, Dr. Hussain has partnered with a number of biotechnology companies, providing expertise for the innovation of next-generation molecular treatments and medical device engineering in spinal surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital


  • Acute Herniated Disc

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Arthrodesis

  • Artificial Disc Replacement

  • Back Pain

  • Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord

  • Bulging Disc

  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery

  • Cervical Disc Disease

  • Cervical Disc Herniation

  • Cervical Discectomy

  • Cervical Herniated Disc

  • Cervical Laminectomy

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

  • Cervical Spinal Disorders

  • Cervical Spinal Fusion

  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis

  • Cervical Spine Disease

  • Cervical Spine Surgery

  • Cervical Spine Tumor

  • Cervical Spondylosis

  • Complex Spinal Surgery

  • Compression Fracture of C-Spine

  • Compression Fracture of Cervical Spine

  • Compression Fracture of Cervical Vertebra

  • Compression Fracture of Lumbar Vertebra

  • Compression Fracture of Spine

  • Computer Assisted Surgery

  • Congenital Kyphosis

  • Decompression of Spinal Cord Tumor

  • Deformity

  • Degenerative Arthritis of Cervical Spine

  • Degenerative Arthritis of Lumbar Spine

  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

  • Endoscopic Discectomy of Cervical Spine

  • Endoscopic Discectomy of Lumbar Spine

  • Endoscopic Discectomy of Spine

  • Endoscopic Laminectomy of Cervical Spine

  • Endoscopic Laminoforaminotomy of Lumbar Spine

  • Endoscopic Lumbar Microdiscectomy

  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy of Cervical Spine

  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy of Spine

  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy of Thoracic Spine

  • Epidural Abscess (Embolic) of Spinal Cord

  • Excision, Neoplasm, Spinal Cord

  • Foot Drop

  • Foraminotomy

  • Global Health

  • Head Trauma

  • Herniated Cervical Intervertebral Disc

  • Herniated Disc

  • Herniated Disc Surgery

  • Herniated Intervertebral Disc

  • Herniated Intervertebral Disc of Lumbar Spine

  • Herniated Lumbar Disc Without Myelopathy

  • Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc

  • Herniated Thoracic Intervertebral Disc

  • Herniated Vertebral Disc

  • History of Herniated Intervertebral Disc

  • Image Guided Neurosurgery

  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation

  • Kyphoplasty

  • Kyphoplasty at Multiple Levels

  • Kyphoplasty of Cervical Spine

  • Kyphoplasty of First Lumbar Vertebral Body

  • Kyphoplasty of L1 and L4 Vertebrae

  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine

  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine at 2 Levels

  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine at 3 Levels

  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine at 5 Levels

  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine at Single Level

  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine With Fluoroscopic Guidance, Single Level

  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine With Imaging Guidance

  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine With Imaging Guidance, Single Level

  • Kyphoplasty of Single Level

  • Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty

  • Kyphosis

  • Kyphosis Deformity of Spine

  • Laminectomy

  • Laminectomy and Fusion of Lumbar Spine With Instrumentation

  • Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Lumbar

  • Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Spine, Lumbar

  • Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Spine, Thoracic or Lumbar

  • Laminectomy at Multiple Levels

  • Laminectomy For Spinal Cord Tumor

  • Low Back and Neck Pain

  • Low Back Pain

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Lumbar Discectomy

  • Malignant Tumor of Spinal Cord

  • Microdiscectomy

  • Microdiscectomy, Spine, Cervical, Endoscopic

  • Microdiscectomy, Spine, Thoracic, Endoscopic

  • Minimally Invasive Foraminotomy of Cervical Spine

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures For Back/Neck Pain

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Neuronal and Mixed Neuronal Glial Neoplasm of Spinal Cord

  • Osteotomy

  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • Post-Laminectomy Kyphosis

  • Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc

  • Quadriplegia

  • Removal, Neoplasm, Spinal Cord

  • Repair of Herniated Intervertebral Disc

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Scoliosis (And Kyphoscoliosis), Idiopathic

  • Scoliosis Deformity of Spine

  • Scoliosis of Cervical Spine

  • Scoliosis of Cervicothoracic Spine

  • Scoliosis of Lumbar Spine

  • Scoliosis of Lumbosacral Spine

  • Scoliosis of Thoracic Spine

  • Scoliosis Surgery

  • Scoliosis, Congenital

  • Scoliosis, Radiation Induced

  • Scoliosis/Kyphoscoliosis

  • Spinal and Head Injuries

  • Spinal Arthrodesis

  • Spinal Arthrodesis and Decompression

  • Spinal Compression Fracture

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Spinal Cord Neoplasm

  • Spinal Cord Tumor

  • Spinal Fracture

  • Spinal Stenosis In Cervical Region

  • Spinal Stenosis of Cervical Region

  • Spinal Stenosis, Cervical Region

  • Spinal Tumors

  • Spinal Vascular Malformation

  • Spine Surgery

  • Surgical Correction of Scoliosis

  • Surgical Removal of Neoplasm of Spinal Cord

  • Upper and Middle Back Pain

  • Vertebroplasty


  • Degrees: New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Degrees: Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
  • Fellowship: University of Miami
  • Internship: Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Internship: Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Medical School: Jersey Medical School
  • Residency: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Residency: Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Residency: Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English