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.
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