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Samuel H. Selesnick
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Oncology
1275 York Avenue; Between 67th and 68th Streets
New York, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Selesnick specializes in otology and neurotology and oncology (cancer care). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Selesnick honors Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Selesnick's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Hae-Ok Kim's specialty is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. She honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She has received the following distinctions: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She is accepting new patients.

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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 area of specialization is otology and neurotology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Dr. Lustig is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is in-network for 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lustig has received the following distinctions: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lustig (or staff) speaks 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. Ashutosh Kacker, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ashutosh Kacker, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). 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. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. Dr. Kacker's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kacker takes. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kacker (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Kacker is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alexiades include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and ear infection. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexiades graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alexiades trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Alexiades has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Krishnamurthi Sundaram practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Sundaram graduated from Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College and then he 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. Patient reviews placed him at 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 the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sundaram speaks Spanish. Dr. Sundaram's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pituitary surgery

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pearlman is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Pearlman highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pearlman 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.

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

Dr. Abtin Tabaee's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bleeding, sinusitis (sinus infection), and polyps. Dr. Tabaee is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He accepts Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Tabaee performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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.

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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)

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

Dr. Lanny Close's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Close include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Close accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. Dr. Close speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rahmatullah Rahmati's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Rahmati's clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Rahmati average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rahmati graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. His distinctions 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rahmati has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Kutler works as an otolaryngologist in New York, NY. Dr. Kutler has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kutler include salivary gland problems, skull base surgery, and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tassler include skull base tumors, thyroid cancer, and tongue cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Tassler attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Ning Lin works as a neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Lin honors Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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) is conversant in Mandarin, French, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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. His areas of expertise include cushing's disease, spine tumor, and pituitary surgery. Dr. Ramakrishna is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramakrishna attended Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. His distinctions 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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