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

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 otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Her clinical interests include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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). In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is 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. Dr. Lin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lin trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. 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: 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beahm include 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. Dr. Beahm honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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 medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), graves disease, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kakarala takes. Dr. Kakarala graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Kansas City, MO. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. McClurg's training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is 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. 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 medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Camarata's areas of expertise include the following: endarterectomy, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camarata accepts. Dr. Camarata attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Camarata speaks Italian.

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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 is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Hylton has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hylton accepts. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His 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, 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 medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Chamoun graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chamoun include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chamoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milligan include spine surgery procedures and pituitary tumor surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Milligan attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He is 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.