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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 specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Washington, DC. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heman-Ackah include skull base surgery and cochlear implant. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Boston Children's Hospital. She accepts MAMSI, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heman-Ackah welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Heman-Ackah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Skull Base Surgery, Cochlear Implant

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

Dr. Michael Hoa is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. These areas are among Dr. Hoa's clinical interests: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and head surgery. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Washington DC VA Medical Center. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoa takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

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

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

Dr. Hung Kim's specialty is otology and neurotology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and Washington DC VA Medical Center. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Korean.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Deklotz specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Washington, DC. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Deklotz attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: head and neck cancer surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Deklotz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

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

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

Dr. Edward Aulisi is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Aulisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Estonian, Zulu, and Min Nan. His areas of expertise consist of pituitary surgery, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Aulisi is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Aulisi is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Children's National Medical Center, and George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aulisi's office for an appointment.

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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.

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