We found 6 providers matching skull base surgery and who accept Health First near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Samuel Selesnick's specialties are otology and neurotology and oncology (cancer care). Clinical interests for Dr. Selesnick include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. The average patient rating for Dr. Selesnick is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Anthem, and more. 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Selesnick has received 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. In addition to English, Dr. Selesnick (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Selesnick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

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). The average patient rating for Dr. Kacker is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kacker honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Kacker attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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) speaks 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)

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

Dr. Aaron Pearlman's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pearlman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Pearlman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Pearlman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. David Kutler is an otolaryngologist in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: salivary gland problems, skull base surgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Kutler takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kutler's professional affiliations include Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Ning Lin, who practices in Flushing, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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.

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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 specialist in neurosurgery. 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. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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, Pituitary Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (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.

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