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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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Heman-Ackah completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In her practice, Dr. Heman-Ackah focuses on skull base surgery and cochlear implant. She takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Heman-Ackah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoa's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and head surgery. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and Washington DC VA Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hoa's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

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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 is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Korean. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and Washington DC VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include head and neck cancer surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. Dr. Deklotz is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deklotz is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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

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

Dr. Edward Aulisi is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. In Dr. Aulisi's practice, he is particularly interested in pituitary surgery, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aulisi takes. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Aulisi's medical residency was performed at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Children's National Medical Center, and George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Aulisi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Estonian, Zulu, and Min Nan. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his 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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