Dr. Marc Otten, MD

Dr. Marc Otten, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o

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Dr. Marc Otten, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

710 W 168th St Fl 2

New York, NY 10032
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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Otten's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Otten "Dr. Marc Otten earned his medical degree at Cornell University, where he graduated with honors. He completed neurological surgery internship, residency and chief residency at the Columbia University Neurological Institute of New York. In addition, he completed a fellowship at the Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, specializing in endoscopic, micro-surgical and non-operative approaches to brain and spinal disorders. Dr. Otten's practice is devoted to tumors of the brain and spine, skull base tumors, gliomas, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, Chiari malformation, and microvascular decompression (MVD) for trigeminal neuralgia, and hemifacial spasm. He also treats degenerative spine disease, intervertebral disc disease, hydrocephalus, and neuro-trauma. He uses endoscopy, laser ablation, awake craniotomy and other specialized techniques to minimize risk to patients with disorders of the brain and spine. He has published in leading, peer-reviewed journals about his work on non-invasive methods for mapping brain function in patients with brain tumors, which helps maximize tumor resection while maintaining optimum safety. As a member of the brain tumor center and pituitary team, Dr. Otten is part of a multi-disciplinary group that brings expertise from multiple specialties, including neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuro-oncology, neuro-endocrinology, ENT and ophthalmology. Dr. Otten sees patients at Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, NY and Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT, as well as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center."
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This content was provided by Dr. Otten "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Otten does not have any board certifications listed.

54  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Columbia University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Princeton U
    Other Education | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Marc Otten, MD
What a wonderful doctor. I was so scared when I found out I had a brain tumor. He made me feel comfortable, explained what would happen next, and did a great job with the surgery. I'm back at work and feel like I did before my symptoms started. Thank you!
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Regina S in Scarsdale, NY – Apr 21, 2018
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I was having trouble getting pregnant, and my doctor found out I had a pituitary tumor. She referred me to Dr. Otten, and he was wonderful. I had surgery, and went home 2 days later. My hormone levels are normal, and my husband and I just had our first child over the winter.
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Jane in Greenwich, CT – Apr 21, 2018
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From the moment I met Dr. Otten I knew I was in good hands. My condition was a Schwenoma in my lumbar 3. He conveyed knowledge and assurance all would be well. My surgery was February 13, 2018. As of today, March 1, I am Walking and driving. Dr. Otten is a wonderful surgeon. Thank you.
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Amy Haimm in Lawrence, New York – Mar 02, 2018
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Dr. Otten is a consummate professional who provides laser-sharp descriptions of problems and possible solutions. He conducted spinal surgery on me that eliminated a 6 month bout of near constant pain. He contacted me before surgery to assure that I had questions answered and his follow up has...Read More
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Michael Robinson in Island Heights – Mar 02, 2018
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Had recent resection of pituitary tumor, process went as smoothly as possible. Dr. Otten is highly regarded in his field. His credentials speak for themselves. Dr. Otten explained the procedure, possible risks and side effects thoroughly. He answered all of my questions during office visits and...Read More
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New Rochelle, N.Y. – Feb 28, 2018
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