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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's areas of specialization are otology and neurotology and oncology (cancer care). He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Selesnick include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Selesnick attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery

All Interests: Otosclerosis, Meningioma, Ruptured Eardrum, Stapedectomy, Tympanoplasty, Ear Problems, Skull Base ... (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 is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Kim attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. 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. She is conversant in Korean.

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

Dr. Lawrence R Lustig, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
51 W. 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Lustig is an otologist and neurotologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lustig include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lustig accepts. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. 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 is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New York, NY. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. Dr. Kacker takes 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 Dr. Kacker 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kacker is 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)

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

Dr. Aaron Pearlman is an otolaryngologist in New York, NY. Dr. Pearlman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pearlman include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pearlman accepts. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Pearlman completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. 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 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)

Dr. Richard Adam Lebowitz, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 3c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Lebowitz's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, pituitary surgery, and sinus cancer. Dr. Lebowitz is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lebowitz has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , pituitary surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Surgery, Sinus Cancer, Pituitary Surgery, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Paranasal ... (Read more)

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. Patients gave Dr. Alexiades an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and ear infection. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexiades accepts. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Alexiades has received include New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Otosclerosis, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ruptured Eardrum, Skull Base Surgery, ... (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. Dr. Close's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Close attended medical school at 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 is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Close has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark D Delacure, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
160 East 34th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Delacure's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Delacure average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include neurofibromatosis, pituitary surgery, and sinus cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Delacure attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Sinus ... (Read more)

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. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kutler's areas of expertise include salivary gland problems, skull base surgery, and thyroid cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kutler is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Rahmatullah W Rahmati, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
51 West 51st Street; Suite 385
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rahmatullah Rahmati is a New York, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Rahmati speaks Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing 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, Dr. Rahmati attended The University of Sydney Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rahmati is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rahmati 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Krishnamurthi Sundaram's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Sundaram a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, pituitary surgery, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Sundaram attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Speech Disorders, Tonsil Problems, Head ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Abtin Tabaee is a New York, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabaee include bleeding, sinusitis (sinus infection), and polyps. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabaee takes. Dr. Tabaee attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Tassler is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Tassler include skull base tumors, thyroid cancer, and tongue cancer. Dr. Tassler is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Tassler attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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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)

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

Dr. Ning Lin is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and pituitary tumor. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Lin's distinctions 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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ramakrishna trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramakrishna include cushing's disease, pituitary surgery, and neurofibromatosis. Dr. Ramakrishna is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Travel award to attend ARO conference (2004) provided by National Institutes of Mental Health; Phi Beta Kappa; and Magna Cum Laude. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , skull base surgery, pituitary surgery

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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