We found 14 providers matching skull base surgery and who accept Aetna PPO near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Hae-Ok Kim works as an otologist and neurotologist in New York, NY. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Her professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Kim graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Samuel Selesnick is an otology and neurotology and oncology (cancer care) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Selesnick include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Selesnick is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Selesnick is in-network for Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Anthem, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. In addition to English, Dr. Selesnick (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean.

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All Interests: Otosclerosis, Meningioma, Ruptured Eardrum, Stapedectomy, Tympanoplasty, Ear Problems, Skull Base ... (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's specialty is otology and neurotology. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lustig's clinical interests include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lustig is accepting new patients.

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

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). He attended State University of New York (SUNY) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Kacker include sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kacker has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Kacker is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Close include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Close honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Close has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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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 otolaryngologist. Dr. Alexiades's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Alexiades has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors.

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All Interests: Otosclerosis, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ruptured Eardrum, Skull Base Surgery, ... (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). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Pearlman's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Pearlman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. He 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. Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
376 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Krishnamurthi Sundaram is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sundaram include endoscopic sinus surgery, pituitary surgery, and thyroid surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sundaram 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. Andrew Burchess Tassler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue, Department of Otolaryngology; Floor 5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Tassler is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Tassler completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include skull base tumors, thyroid cancer, and tongue cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tassler has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is 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. Abtin Tabaee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Abtin Tabaee's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Tabaee's areas of expertise include bleeding, sinusitis (sinus infection), and polyps. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabaee takes. Dr. Tabaee has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Tabaee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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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 an otolaryngologist. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Rahmati's clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rahmati honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rahmati include: New York Rising Stars; The Shain Schley Resident Teaching Award Department of Otolaryngology -Columbia/Cornell; and New York Super Doctors Rising Stars. He is conversant in Persian.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, ... (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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kutler attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical interests include salivary gland problems, skull base surgery, and thyroid cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Kutler is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Kutler's hospital/clinic 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 addition to English, Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin, French, and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and pituitary tumor. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Lin attended Harvard Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cushing's disease, spine tumor, and pituitary surgery. Dr. Ramakrishna honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Travel award to attend ARO conference (2004) provided by National Institutes of Mental Health; Phi Beta Kappa; and Magna Cum Laude. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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.