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Dr. Hae Ok Ana Kim, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
380 2nd Avenue; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hae-Ok Kim is a specialist in otology and neurotology. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Her clinical interests include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. She is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. 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. Dr. Kim is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kim include: 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's practice is open to new patients.

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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
1275 York Avenue; Between 67th and 68th Streets
New York, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Selesnick is an otologist and neurotologist and oncologist in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Selesnick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Selesnick accepts Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Anthem, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the following distinctions: 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) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Otosclerosis, Meningioma, Ruptured Eardrum, Stapedectomy, Tympanoplasty, Ear Problems, Skull Base ... (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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Kacker is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kacker accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at State University of New York (SUNY) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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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All Interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Tonsil ... (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 is an otologist and neurotologist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Dr. Lustig is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Lustig trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Lustig has received professional recognition including the following: 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Close at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Close completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Close is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. George Alexiades works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Alexiades's clinical interests include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and ear infection. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Alexiades's training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Alexiades is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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

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Dr. Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
376 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Krishnamurthi Sundaram's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Sundaram is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, pituitary surgery, and thyroid surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Sundaram attended Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pituitary surgery

All Interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Speech Disorders, Tonsil Problems, Head ... (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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Pearlman is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pearlman is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pearlman has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Pearlman is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Abtin Tabaee works as an otolaryngologist in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Tabaee (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include bleeding, sinusitis (sinus infection), and polyps. Dr. Tabaee is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Tabaee average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

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

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

Dr. Rahmatullah Rahmati is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Rahmati speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rahmati include endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Sydney Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Rahmati average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Andrew Burchess Tassler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue, Department of Otolaryngology; Floor 5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Tassler, who practices in Bronx, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Tassler include skull base tumors, thyroid cancer, and tongue cancer. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tassler honors. Dr. Tassler attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Tassler is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include salivary gland problems, skull base surgery, and thyroid cancer. Patients gave Dr. Kutler an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kutler's professional affiliations include Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Dr. Ning Lin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
525 East 68th Street Starr 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ning Lin is a neurosurgery specialist in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and pituitary tumor. He is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Lin has received distinctions including Children's Hospital Boston Travel Award, Children's Hospital Boston Alumni Association; Von L. Meyer Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston; and NREF Fellowship Award, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin, French, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Lin has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Brain Aneurysm, Pituitary Surgery, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street Starr 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna practices neurosurgery in New York, NY. Dr. Ramakrishna's clinical interests include cushing's disease, spine tumor, and pituitary surgery. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ramakrishna has received 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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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery, pituitary surgery

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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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