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We found 8 providers with an interest in skull base surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder works as an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. These areas are among her clinical interests: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Shnayder attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Shnayder is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Lin's specialty is otology and neurotology. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald David Beahm, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck, Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Donald Beahm is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Beahm's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sinus cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Headache, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Nose Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Kakarala, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Ms 3010; Department of Oto - Hns
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kiran Kakarala's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), graves disease, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Kakarala's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kakarala trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Graves Disease, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley William McClurg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley McClurg practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McClurg is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Paul Joseph Camarata, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3021, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Camarata is a specialist in neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Camarata speaks Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Camarata include endarterectomy, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Camarata completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Spinal AVM, Seizure Disorders, Herniated Disc, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip D Hylton, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Department of Neurosurgery; Ms 3021
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Phillip Hylton works as a neurosurgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hylton include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hylton's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spinal AVM, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Pituitary Adenoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roukoz Boulos Chamoun, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3021, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Roukoz Chamoun is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Chamoun attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Chamoun's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chamoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Seizure Disorders, Vascular Disease, Brain Cancer, Traumatic Brain Injury, Pituitary ... (Read more)

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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.