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We found 5 providers with an interest in skull base surgery and who accept Health First near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Samuel Selesnick is an otology and neurotology and oncology (cancer care) specialist in New York, NY. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. These areas are among his clinical interests: otosclerosis, tympanoplasty, and skull base surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Selesnick at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Anthem, and more. 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 foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Selesnick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Otosclerosis, Meningioma, Stapedectomy, Tympanoplasty, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic ... (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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After attending State University of New York (SUNY) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Kacker completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. Patients rated him 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. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Kacker is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

Dr. Aaron Pearlman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pearlman's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Pearlman honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. 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. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. David Kutler is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His clinical interests include salivary gland problems, skull base surgery, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kutler attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kutler accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more.

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

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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's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Ramakrishna's areas of expertise include cushing's disease, spine tumor, and pituitary surgery. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then 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, 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.