Pennsylvania Brain & Spine Institute accepts most major insurances including Aetna, Cigna, Highmark, United, and UPMC Health Plans.
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Treatments

Brain

We treat stroke, neuralgia, tumors, aneurysms and many other conditions. Our areas of service range from conventional surgery to minimally invasive techniques such as thrombolysis, embolization, microvascular decompression and stenting.

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Spine

Back injury or disease can be a daunting and painful ordeal. At PBSI, our leadership in neurological spine surgery can guide you compassionately through the choices you face. Our treatment areas range from spinal abnormalities to oncology, trauma, pain relief and general neurosurgery.

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Endovascular

We are the most experienced endovascular neurosurgeons in Western Pennsylvania. Our full range of services includes vascular neurology/neurosurgery, stroke, facial pain syndromes, hemifacial spasm, brain tumors and hydrocephalus.

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About PBSI

The Pennsylvania Brain and Spine Institute (PBSI) is a comprehensive neurosurgical center dedicated to the surgical and non-surgical management of diseases and injuries involving the central and peripheral nervous systems. Comprised of board certified and fellowship trained surgeons and neurologists, the PBSI offers expertise in the treatment of brain, spine, and neurovascular abnormalities. Our surgeons, nurses, physician assistants and staff are dedicated to the goal of helping our patients and their families through difficult times so that they may enjoy the future to its fullest potential.

Our Providers

Pedro Aguilar, MD

Specialized Areas of Interest

General Neurosurgery, Disc Herniation, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Stenosis, Cervical/Thoracic Myelopathy, Fracture, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylosis, Spinal Oncology, Peripheral Neuropathy, Post-Laminectomy Syndrome.

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Michael Bruce Horowitz, MD

Specialized Areas of Interest

General Neurosurgery, Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Microvascular Decompression, Tumors, Hydrocephalus, Occipital Neuralgia.

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Richard Marc Spiro, MD, FACS, FAANS

Specialized Areas of Interest

General Neurosurgery, Spinal Abnormalities, Oncology, Spinal Tumors, Revision Spinal Surgery, Complex Spine.

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Recognized by

American College of Surgeons

American Board of Neurological Surgery

International College of Surgeons

Top 100 Spine Specialists

National "Best Doctors" List

Pittsburgh Magazine Best Doctors 2014
Pittsburgh Magazine Best Doctors 2013

Dr. Horowitz on Let's Talk on WISR Radio 680 - December 19, 2013
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Dr. Horowitz discusses strokes on the Health Connection radio program on 680 AM
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A Neurosurgeon's High-Stakes Game of Hide-and-Seek

A delicate surgery could stop a woman's
crippling pain from trigeminal neuralgia —
or threaten her life.



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