We found 9 providers matching skull base surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Kansas City, KS.

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

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shnayder accepts. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shnayder completed a residency program 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 works as an otologist and neurotologist. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Lin takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Beahm's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sinus cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beahm takes.

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

Dr. Stanley McClurg is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Kansas City, MO. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McClurg graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kakarala takes. Dr. Kakarala is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He 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. Paul J Camarata, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3021, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Camarata specializes in neurosurgery. His clinical interests include endarterectomy, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Camarata honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Camarata has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. 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's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Chamoun completed residency programs at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Chamoun is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chamoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Chamoun's professional affiliations include 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. Phillip D Hylton, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Department of Neurosurgery; Ms 3021
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Phillip Hylton practices neurosurgery. Dr. Hylton is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Hylton is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He 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. Brian D Milligan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Milligan works as a neurosurgeon in Kansas City, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milligan include spine surgery procedures and pituitary tumor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Milligan is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Milligan performed his residency 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.

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