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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 works as an otologist and neurotologist and oncologist in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Selesnick average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Selesnick's clinical interests include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Selesnick is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received distinctions including 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 is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Otosclerosis, Meningioma, Ruptured Eardrum, Stapedectomy, Tympanoplasty, Ear Problems, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashutosh Kacker, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ashutosh Kacker's specialty 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. Dr. Kacker's areas of expertise include the following: 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 in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 speaks Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Aaron Pearlman is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Pearlman completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Pearlman 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 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 ear, nose and throat specialist. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: salivary gland problems, skull base surgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Kutler has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Ning Lin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
525 East 68th Street Starr 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ning Lin is a neurosurgeon in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and pituitary tumor. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and 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) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, French, and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 areas of expertise include the following: cushing's disease, spine tumor, and pituitary surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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. Dr. Ramakrishna is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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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