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Charles Prestigiacomo MD

Charles Prestigiacomo MD

Primary Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
  • Affiliations
    Jersey City Medical Center
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

    Primary Office

    University Physician Associates
    90 Bergen St
    Suite 8100
    Newark, NJ 07101
    (973) 972-2333
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    Public Transportation Available, Handicap Accessible

    Secondary Office

    Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey
    166 Lyons Ave
    Ground Floor Level, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Newark, NJ 07112
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    (973) 972-2323

    Physician Information

    As Chairman and Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program, Dr. Prestigiacomo leads the Department of Neurological Surgery at New Jersey Medical School. He also directs the Cerebrovascular Center in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the TheUniversity Hospital.

    Dr. Prestigiacomo is renowned for his specialty in cerebrovascular microsurgery (aneurysms, AVM, cavernous malformation, carotid endarterectomy and bypass), endovascular surgery for the treatment of all brain, spinal cord and head/neck pathology (aneurysms, AVM, stroke, tumor, vessel occlusion) and stereotactic radiosurgery for vascular lesions. His research has included topics such as the outcomes in subarachnoid hemorrhage, mechanisms of cerebral vasospasm, decision analysis and biophysics of aneurysm formation.

    During his residency, Dr. Prestigiacomo became interested in the various aspects of cerebrovascular disease. This interest led him to spend one year on the Interventional Neuroradiology/Endovascular Service at Columbia-Presbyterian, studying the numerous techniques by which cerebrovascular disease could be treated from within the vessels of the brain and spinal cord.

    After completing his residency in 2000, Dr. Prestigiacomo sought further subspecialized training in Neurointerventional Radiology/Endovascular Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. During this time, he continued to develop the necessary endovascular skills for the treatment of diseases of the brain and spinal cord as well as the head and neck.

    View the latest article written by Chirag D. Gandhi, MD and Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS here.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: Columbia University

    Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

    Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

    Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center

    Accepted Health Plans

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    • AARP Healthcare
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Barnabas Employee Health Plan
    • Beech Street
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Consumer Health Network
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • GHI- Group Health Incorporated
    • Great West Healthcare
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Horizon PPO
    • Horizon Traditional/Indemnity
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • National Association of Letter Carriers
    • New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
    • Qualcare
    • State Farm
    • Travelers
    • United Health Care
    • Wellchoice
    • Health Net
    • Mutual of Omaha