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Del Monte Neuroscience Institute


Resources for Patients

Our mission is to use state-of-the-art technology to provide each patient’s surgical team with high quality personalized brain maps of the location of critical functions and structures. We specialize in mapping language, memory, attention, music ability, quantitative reasoning, and perceptual and motor processes.

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Each patient enrolled in our program will complete a pre-operative assessment that includes functional MRI, structural MRI and cognitive testing. All MRI-based tests are non-invasive, meaning no contrast agent is used for acquiring brain images.

After surgery, patients are invited back to complete follow up testing to evaluate exactly how each patient is doing. This both provides critical information about the outcome from surgery, and also provides valuable data that can be used to improve the care of future patients.

There is no cost to patients to participate in these additional studies, and no studies are billed to insurance (see how we are funded). Patients who participate in our research are compensated for their time and we can provide transportation and accommodations, as necessary.


Contact Information

For questions about patient care or to schedule a clinical consultation, please call the Department of Neurosurgery Clinic Line - (585) 225-5767, Administrative Line - (585) 275-8344 or visit

For questions about research studies, please call (585) 275-5058.


RCBI Location
430 Elmwood Avenue
PO Box 278917
​Rochester, NY 14627-8917

Phone: (585) 275-4540
Fax: (585) 276-2127

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