An individual diagnosed with a carotid body tumor should be evaluated by an experienced neurosurgeon, since surgery is the usual treatment, with excellent outcomes. The faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery includes some of the very best world-renowned specialists in treating a wide variety of cerebrovascular disorders and tumors, including pre-operative embolization and surgical removal of carotid body tumors:
Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D., the chair of Neurological Surgery and neurosurgeon-in-chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, leads the cerebrovascular team. Dr. Stieg is one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation, having been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly each year since that designation was created more than two decades ago. Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and surgery; his work has been broadly published, and he has contributed to groups such as the Joint Sections of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS). He is the past President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons and has received multiple awards and honors for his work. (Read more about Dr. Stieg.)
Jared Knopman, M.D., Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, specializes in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine and is one of the few neurosurgeons in New York City with dual expertise in both open neurosurgical and minimally invasive interventional techniques. Dr. Knopman has done specialized fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and is an expert in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, AVMs, carotid stenosis, stroke, and pre-operative embolization. (Read more about Dr. Knopman.)
Y. Pierre Gobin, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert with 20 years of experience in the treatment of vascular conditions of the brain and spine. A pioneer in endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, Dr. Gobin was one of the inventors of the Concentric MERCI Retriever that is used in removing blood clots and other obstructions. He has developed and established minimally invasive surgical approaches to treating cerebrovascular disorders and specializes in pre-operative embolization. (Read more about Dr. Gobin.)
Dr. Justin Schwarz is an award-winning neurosurgeon with fellowship training in stroke, AVMs, and other neurovascular conditions. He specializes in advanced, minimally invasive approaches to treating cerebrovascular disorders, using the most innovative new tools and technologies. He has expertise in endovascular embolization, venous stenting, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, and other cutting-edge techniques that use only the tiniest of incisions. More about Dr. Schwarz
The surgeons of Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery have the state-of-the-art facilities of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the top hospitals in New York, available to them for their lifesaving work. The combined resources and expertise of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center allow us to offer the very best in patient care, with excellent outcomes. Use our online form to request an appointment for an evaluation or second opinion.