We found 5 providers matching skull base surgery and who accept Aetna Medicare near Washington, DC.

Dr. Selena Eldora Heman-Ackah, PhD, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
106 Irving Street Nw; Physician Office Building Suite 410 South Tower
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Selena Heman-Ackah is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heman-Ackah include skull base surgery and cochlear implant. Dr. Heman-Ackah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Heman-Ackah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Heman-Ackah is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Skull Base Surgery, Cochlear Implant

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
50 Irving Street, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Michael Hoa, who practices in Washington, DC, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and head surgery. Dr. Hoa honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Washington DC VA Medical Center. Dr. Hoa has an open panel.

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All Interests: Otosclerosis, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Neck Surgery, Cochlear Implant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Otolaryngology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite Ga4
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Timothy Deklotz works as a general practitioner and ear, nose and throat specialist in Washington, DC. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Deklotz include head and neck cancer surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Deklotz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Deklotz is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3800 Reservior Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Hung Kim is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and Washington DC VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Otosclerosis, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant, Cholesteatoma

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
110 Irving Street Nw, Suite G019; Neuroscience Institute, Room G019
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Edward Aulisi's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Aulisi's practice, he is particularly interested in pituitary surgery, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Children's National Medical Center, and George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Aulisi (or staff) speaks Estonian, Zulu, and Min Nan. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Aulisi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pituitary surgery

All Interests: Pituitary Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, Brain Tumor, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumor

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What is Skull Base Surgery?

Skull base surgery is a procedure done to access and remove tumors or other lesions at the bottom of the skull, upon which the brain rests. To avoid injuring the brain, skull base lesions are reached from the side or underneath the skull. Skull base surgery is often used to treat tumors, but it is also used for arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), a condition in which blood vessels become tangled, and congenital anomalies, or conditions present from birth.

Depending on the region of the skull base in which the lesion is located, the types of surgery that can be performed include:

  • Anterior skull base surgery, which treats lesions in the area above the eyes and behind the nose. Tumors of the anterior skull base include paranasal sinus tumors, pituitary tumors, and meningiomas, which develop in the tissue between the skull and the brain.
  • Middle skull base surgery, which treats lesions in the region behind the eyes around the pituitary gland. Tumors of the middle skull base include meningiomas, pituitary tumors, and cholesteatomas, which are skin growths that occur in the ear.
  • Posterior skull base surgery, which treats lesions around the brainstem and cerebellum. This is the region near where the brain meets the spinal cord. Tumors of the posterior skull base include meningiomas and acoustic neuromas, which develop on a nerve connecting the ear to the brain.

Surgery can be performed with a minimally invasive or open approach. Open skull base surgery requires a craniotomy, which is a surgical drilling of the skull done to expose and access the lesions. The hole or holes in the skull are replaced following surgery. Minimally invasive approaches include endoscopic skull base surgery, which uses a thin tube (endoscope) inserted through the nose, mouth, or an opening made above the eyebrow. Open surgery is usually reserved for larger lesions that cannot be removed endoscopically.

Following your operation, you may require monitoring or testing. Depending on the type of procedure, you will need to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days or up to a week, and it can take anywhere from a few days or weeks (for minimally invasive approaches) to months (for open approaches) before you can return to your normal activity level.