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We found 9 providers matching 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shnayder trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lin trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald David Beahm, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Donald Beahm is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sinus cancer. Dr. Beahm takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beahm 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: 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kakarala include fine needle aspiration (FNA), graves disease, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Kakarala 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: 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McClurg takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. McClurg attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , pituitary surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Pituitary Surgery, 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 works as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Camarata's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include endarterectomy, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camarata honors. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Camarata has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Camarata's hospital/clinic 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: 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's specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hylton include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hylton attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hylton has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery, pituitary 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 neurosurgeon. He attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chamoun include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Chamoun's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chamoun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery, pituitary surgery

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

Dr. Brian David Milligan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Milligan, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Milligan is especially interested in spine surgery procedures and pituitary tumor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Milligan completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , pituitary tumor surgery

All Interests: Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Surgery Procedures, Brain Tumor, Brain ... (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.