Neurologist Long Island

About Our Neurologist Long Island

Our Patient Philosophy

Our goal is to provide world-class patient care utilizing our skills, experience and caring. We treat your entire person.
It is our equal understanding of your desired lifestyle and your disorder that we believe will provide the optimum positive results.

In today’s world, there are many pressures put on physicians to see high volumes of patients. We take the patient/doctor relationship back to earlier times when emphasizing the importance of preserving an appropriate amount of time for history taking and a detailed physical exam yielded the most accurate diagnosis. This leads to fewer trips to our office and less testing. We continue this extra time and care on each future visit.

Our new, home-like office reflects our caring philosophy as well. It is a place you feel relaxed, appointments are easily made – and timely kept, and a staff that always treats you with a warm and friendly attitude.

If you or someone you know is in need of a neurologist Long Island, get in touch with Three Village Neurology today.

D r. James D. Bruno, M.D., D.P.N.-NStony Brook Neurology

Dr. Bruno is board certified in Neurology and Sleep Disorders. He completed his Neurology training at George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2003. He then went on to complete a fellowship in both Neurophysiology (Epilepsy/Neuromuscular Disorders) and Sleep Disorders at SUNY Stony Brook in 2004 and 2005 respectively. He is currently in solo practice and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Bruno is also an Associate Clinical Director of The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Long Island and offers clinical evaluations at the Sleep Disorders Center, both located at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY.

Highly regarded by his patients, Dr. Bruno was rated at the highest level of satisfaction in a recent independent survey. He has won several merits of distinction, including several Patient’s Choice Awards, Americas Top Doctor Award and Most Compassionate Doctor Recognition. He was also the recipient of the Extraordinary People in Care Award by the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island.


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Dr. Bruno specializes in both Sleep Apnea and Epilepsy,

as well as general neurology. In his practice, he only uses the most up to date technologies to diagnose and treat these conditions; Polysomnography and Electroencephalography respectively. Both Epilepsy and Sleep Apnea are treatable if properly diagnosed, and in most cases, sufferers go on to lead incredibly fulfilling and uninhibited lives. If you are suffering from the symptoms of either of these diseases, contact Dr. Bruno, a neurologist Long Island, and together you can get the answers you need, create a plan of action, and be on your way to living a healthier life.



Recent Blog Posts

What Can a Neurologist Do For Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that affects 65 million people worldwide and 3 million people in the United States. It causes unprovoked, recurring seizures. When treated properly, this condition can be quite manageable. If you or a loved one suffers from epilepsy, our neurologist Long Island at Three Village Neurology can help.


A seizure is known as a sudden electrical surge within the brain. This surge is caused by complex chemical changes that occur within the nerve cells. Seizures are a symptom of different conditions that affect the brain, not a disease themselves. They can affect different parts of the body depending on what type of seizure it is. Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types. If a person has had two or more seizures that can not be traced back to a reversible medical condition, they may be diagnosed with epilepsy. At Three Village Neurology, our neurologist Long Island can help with a diagnosis.

What Can Trigger an Epileptic Seizure?

Identifying triggers for epileptic seizures is not always easy. However, some of the most commonly reported ones are:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Illness or fever
  • Stress
  • Skipping meals, overeating, or specific food ingredients
  • Bright or flashing lights


For 6 out of 10 people with epilepsy, the cause can’t be determined.  Some of the potential causes include head trauma, lack of oxygen to the brain, brain tumor or cyst, and serious illness or a very high fever. Heredity can also play a role in this. Normally, there is a 1% chance that someone develops epilepsy before the age of 20.  However, that chance increases to between 2% and 5% if you are genetically linked to epilepsy through your parents.

Neurologists and Epilepsy

At Three Village Neurology, our neurologist Long Island will assist with the diagnosis process.  An Electroencephalogram is the most common way to test for epilepsy. This test will measure electrical impulses in your brain. After undergoing an electroencephalogram, our neurologist can determine your diagnosis. If it is in fact epilepsy you are suffering from, treatment will be determined.

Epilepsy can be a frightening disorder but at Three Village Neurology our neurologist Long Island can help properly diagnosis you. Once a diagnosis is given, we will help determine the best course of action. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

How To Prevent Dementia

Dementia can be a devastating and scary disease for everyone involved. Many do not know that dementia is not only caused by genetics and old age but that there are other risk factors included as well. If you are looking for a neurologist Long Island to help you take the necessary steps to prevent dementia, Three Village Neurology is there for you.

What many do not know is that maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce one’s risk for dementia by up to 30 percent. By keeping your health in check over the years, through regular exercise, a healthy diet, maintaining healthy body weight, and limited use of alcohol and tobacco products, these will decrease your risks for dementia significantly. Our neurologist Long Island will show you what tips you need to take in order to keep your brain healthy.

It is also essential to know the symptoms of dementia. While much only associate dementia with memory loss, at least two of the following mental functions must be significantly reduced:

  • Communication and language skills
  • Ability to focus and pay attention
  • Reasoning and judgment
  • Visual perception

Just because somebody suffers from memory loss, does not necessarily mean this person has dementia. Dementia often begins with short-term memory problems, like forgetting where you placed your keys or forgetting simple tasks. Dementia is progressive and becomes gradually worse over time.

Many people use the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” interchangeably, but Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia. The most common form, sixty to eighty percent of dementia patients suffer from Alzheimer’s. Other common forms of dementia include:

  • Vascular dementia – caused by lack of blood flow to the brain
  • Lewy body – caused by protein deposits in the nerve cells
  • Parkinson’s disease-related dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia – affects the front and side of the brain, the areas which control language and behavior
  • Pseudodementia – caused by psychological factors, most commonly depression

Neurologist Long Island- Three Village Neurology

If you know someone who has dementia or think you might be at risk for developing it, it is vital that you seek treatment. Our neurologist Long Island, Dr. James Bruno, can show you the necessary steps you need to take to decrease your chances of developing dementia, and we can educate you about the different symptoms and types of dementia. Contact us today!

Common Sleep Disorders

If you or someone you know is searching for a neurologist Long Island, contact Dr. James Bruno at Three Village Neurology today!

You may have heard that one of the key aspects of good health is a good night’s sleep. But if you are living with a sleep disorder, you’re probably noticing that it also interferes with other aspects of your life. If you are finding it impossible to get some rest, or difficulties going throughout your day without dozing off – it may be time to consult an expert. Our neurologist Long Island, Dr. James Bruno of Three Village Neurology, can conduct a comprehensive history and order appropriate testing to detect what sleeping disorder you may have. Here are some sleep disorders that patients should seek a neurologist for.


You’ve probably heard of insomnia or have experienced it in very small cases. People who struggle with insomnia find it difficult to get sleep. With the lack of sleep, those who have insomnia usually also struggle with focusing on tasks, feel irritable, and lack energy. If you feel that you have been struggling to get sleep for over a month, you might have chronic insomnia and should seek help. Many people who are experiencing insomnia may find that it has an underlying cause such as medication, illness, or problem.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome causes discomfort in the legs that cause a strong urge to move them. These symptoms of RLS most commonly occur at night, making it difficult for people to fall asleep, classifying it as a sleeping disorder. Those struggling with RLS may find themselves sleepy and unable to focus throughout the day. RLS may have underlying causes that could be detected by a doctor.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Those who are diagnosed with OSA experience trouble breathing in their sleep. This usually occurs when something is blocking the airways and making it more difficult for the chest muscles to bring air into the lungs. Some patients notice that they may have OSA when they wake up feeling like they are gasping for air. Other less distinct symptoms of OSA include snoring, fatigue, sore throat, irritability, depression, and restlessness. If your doctor thinks you may have obstructive sleep apnea, they may order a sleep study to be done to track your breathing patterns, heart rate, muscle activity, and brain activity.


Those who are diagnosed with narcolepsy struggle with the opposite symptoms of those with insomnia: excessive sleepiness. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder in which the brain is unable to control sleep and wakefulness. Those who suffer from narcolepsy find themselves falling asleep throughout their everyday activities. This could be very dangerous for someone if they happened to fall asleep while driving. If you think you may have narcolepsy, please contact us, Three Village Neurology, your local neurologist Long Island so that we can help you manage your condition.


Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is much more than just walking in your sleep. Those who find themselves sleepwalking might also be talking, running, leaving the house, engaging in unusual behavior, eating, moving objects, or in some cases driving. Waking a sleepwalker could be difficult and sometimes may cause violence on the part of the sleepwalker. When the sleepwalker wakes, they usually have no memory of the event and will continue the day feeling tired.

Do you think you might have a sleeping disorder? Our neurologist Long Island can help. Contact Three Village Neurology today!