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We found 12 providers with an interest in skull base surgery and who accept Aetna PPO near New York, NY.

Dr. Hae Ok Ana Kim, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
310 E. 14th Street; 6th Floor
New York, NE
 

Dr. Hae-Ok Kim is an otologist and neurotologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Kim is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received professional recognition including the following: Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Distinction in Basic Science Research; New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Resident Teaching Award; and J. Swift Henley Excellence in Resident Research Award. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Samuel H. Selesnick - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Oncology
1305 York Avenue Acoustic Neuroma Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Selesnick practices otology and neurotology and oncology (cancer care). Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Selesnick attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Selesnick's areas of expertise include otosclerosis, tympanoplasty, and skull base surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Anthem. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Selesnick include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Recipient of the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Selesnick (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Selesnick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Otosclerosis, Meningioma, Stapedectomy, Tympanoplasty, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lawrence Robert Lustig, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
51 W. 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Lustig practices otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lustig takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; US News and World Report-America's Top Doctors - Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lustig (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lustig welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Lanny Garth Close, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lanny Close is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Close's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Close is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Close takes. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Close speaks Spanish. Dr. Close is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ashutosh Kacker, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ashutosh Kacker sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kacker's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kacker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Kacker attended State University of New York (SUNY) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kacker include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Member winning team, Nasal Knowledge bowl at Nose 2000 and beyond conference, Sept. Dr. Kacker (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Tonsil ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aaron Neil Pearlman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue, Floor 5; Department of Otolaryngology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Pearlman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Pearlman include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: As a fellow, Dr. Pearlman received an industry; sponsored grant to examine the role of balloon sinuplasty in the office setting; and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pearlman is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Nose Surgery, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Alexiades, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
380 2nd Avenue; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Alexiades is a New York, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Alexiades's clinical interests: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and ear infection. His professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Alexiades trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Otosclerosis, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Abtin Tabaee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Abtin Tabaee sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Tabaee include throat problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Tabaee's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tabaee is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Tabaee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nose Surgery, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahmatullah W Rahmati, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rahmatullah Rahmati specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahmati include endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Rising Stars; The Shain Schley Resident Teaching Award Department of Otolaryngology -Columbia/Cornell; and New York Super Doctors Rising Stars. Dr. Rahmati is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Burchess Tassler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Tassler is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. His areas of expertise include skull base tumors, thyroid cancer, and tongue cancer. Dr. Tassler is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tassler has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Nose Surgery, Larynx Cancer, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skull ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Ivan Kutler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
160 E 34th Street; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Kutler is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include salivary gland problems, skull base surgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Kutler is professionally affiliated with Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Kutler studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9th Floor, Weill Greenberg Building; 1305 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna practices neurosurgery in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramakrishna include cushing's disease, spine tumor, and pituitary surgery. Dr. Ramakrishna is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. After attending Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ramakrishna include: Travel award to attend ARO conference (2004) provided by National Institutes of Mental Health; Phi Beta Kappa; and Magna Cum Laude.

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All Interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Meningioma, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma, Spine Tumor, ... (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.