Meet Dr. Tovar-Spinoza

Dr. Tovar-Spinoza and a Laser Ablation Patient


Dr. Tovar-Spinoza is noted for her warmth and rapport with children and their families, and for her collegiality with referring physicians, for all offered procedures.


While she performs her surgeries in Syracuse, NY, patients and families from are welcome from across the U.S. and internationally.


To facilitate communication, Dr. Tovar-Spinoza speaks three languages: English, Spanish and Hebrew.


View her complete Physician profile here.


Support Our Work

You can support Dr. Tovar-Spinoza's work by making a donation to the Pediatric Neuroscience Fund:


Foundation for Upstate

750 E Adams St-326 CAB

Syracuse NY, 13210 USA


First Tuberosclerosis Patient Treated with Ablation Procedure


laser ablation treatment for tuberosclerosis


Toddler Arianna Failla (left) was the first tuberosclerosis patient to be treated with the ablation procedure for multiple tumors. Her incision site is hidden under her curls. Since her surgery, Arianna has had steady improvements in her cognitive abilities.


Arianna's story was featured on Syracuse's WSYR News Channel 9. View the video and complete story here.







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