We found 9 providers matching skull base surgery and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, 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. Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Shnayder's clinical interests: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shnayder takes.

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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 area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lin completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional 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.

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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 medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sinus cancer. Dr. Beahm is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. 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: 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: fine needle aspiration (FNA), graves disease, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kakarala graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kakarala completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley McClurg is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. McClurg is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pituitary surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Pituitary Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

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 is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Camarata speaks Italian. His areas of expertise include endarterectomy, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Camarata's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hylton accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Hylton has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery, pituitary surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Spinal AVM, Seizure Disorders, Herniated Disc, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (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 specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Chamoun (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chamoun accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 D Milligan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Milligan's medical specialty is neurosurgery. In Dr. Milligan's practice, he is particularly interested in spine surgery procedures and pituitary tumor surgery. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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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