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Neurosurgeon

Cerebrovascular and Spine Neurosurgeon with Wellstar Medical Group

About Ben Zussman, MD

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Ben Zussman, MD is a cerebrovascular and spine neurosurgeon with the Wellstar Medical Group.  His research on the treatment of cerebrovascular disease has resulted in novel surgical techniques and improvements in patient safety and satisfaction.  Dr. Zussman is passionate about providing safe, high-quality patient care.  

Specialties

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Intracranial

aneurysms

I perform diagnostic cerebral angiography to visualize aneurysms. I perform minimally-invasive endovascular embolization of aneurysms and also open microsurgical clip ligation of aneurysms.

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Brain & spine

vascular malformations

I perform endovascular embolization, microsurgical resection, and radiosurgery for dural arteriovenous fistulas, arteriovenous malformations, and cavernous malformations.

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Brain & Neck Atherosclerotic Disease

I perform diagnostic cerebral angiography to grade carotid and vertebral artery stenosis and occlusive disease. I perform endovascular angioplasty and stenting and also open surgical revascularization, such as carotid endarterectomy.

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Vascular cranial

neuropathies

I perform microvascular decompression of cranial nerves 5, 7, and 9 for trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia, respectively. I perform percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy

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Cervical spine

disease

I perform anterior and posterior decompression of the cervical spinal cord and nerve roots. I perform anterior artificial disc replacement, anterior spinal fusion, and posterior spinal fusion.

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Lumbar spine

disease

I perform anterior and posterior decompression of the thecal sac and nerve roots. I perform microdiscectomies, laminectomies, and anterior and posterior spinal fusion. I utilize intraoperative, image-guided navigation for spinal instrumentation

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Compression

fractures

I perform kyphoplasty for painful compression fractures.

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Brain & spine

tumors

I perform biopsy and resection of primary and metastatic brain and spinal tumors. I perform endovascular embolization of hypervascular tumors. I collaborate with Radiation Oncology to plan and deliver stereotactic radiosurgery to brain and spinal tumors.

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Subdural

hematomas

I perform evacuation of subdural hematomas and also minimally-invasive endovascular middle meningeal artery embolization for the treatment of chronic subdural hematomas.

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Hydrocephalus

I perform lumbar drain trials and implant ventriculo-peritoneal and lumbo-peritoneal shunts for hydrocephalus. 

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Intracerebral hemorrhage evacuation

I perform minimally-invasive, endoscopic removal of bleeding, or hemorrhage in the brain to help give patients the best chance for recovery.

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Pain

I perform chiari decompression surgery, spinal cord stimulator implantation, and carpal tunnel release. 

"I am alive because of Dr. Zussman and his team"

- Gerald U.

"Their team takes the time to listen"

- Sandra D.

"Dr. Zussman's team gave me back my life"

- Jeannie R.

Y'all have a great team and I love y'all"

- Laquita W.