Dr. Marc Otten, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Otten's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otten performs Brain Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Otten performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Brain Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otten treats Brain Cancer more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Otten treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otten treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Otten treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

Dr. Otten's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

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. 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Otten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Otten

4.5

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1 Star
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IF I COULD GIVE 10 STARS I WOULD! I had a seizure 4 years ago that was caused by a meningioma. The meningioma grew over time and edema became an issue. Dr. Otten precisely diagnosed my condition and the extent of the procedure required. Four personal doctors (2 relatives and 2 close friends) all said that Dr. Otten should perform the operation. I went into the hospital on a Monday and left Wednesday. During my 2-day stay EVERYONE that recognized Dr. Otten’s name as my surgeon commented how capable he is -- one nurse that attended to me related that Dr. Otten saved her father’s life! I am not too quick to give praise but his skill, professionalism, and warm interaction with my family is exceptional. Furthermore, Ann, the office manager, is terrific. She scheduled everything, notified me when an appointment had to be cancelled (due to an emergency procedure that Dr. Otten had to perform) and expressed a kindness that, at times, is needed!
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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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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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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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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 been of great assistance. I can not be more effusive in my praise of his work
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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 made himself available to answer any subsequent questions and concerns by phone. He was reassuring and compassionate. Office staff is very helpful with general questions, scheduling appointments and test
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Dr. Otten was wonderful. He explained why I was having symptoms so clearly, and there has been no evidence of tumor since my surgery years ago. Thank you!
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Amazing surgeon, cares about his patients. Reassuring and top notch technician. Totally recommend.
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Best surgeon ever , really happy with the pituitary tumor resection my mother with him on December 5 , 2017. Knowledeable, compassionate and responding. Conservative approach to ensure safety and success rate. Care about patients.
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My 98 year old mother, hesitant to go to the emergency room, needed direction from her neurologist for what she suspected to be another stroke or TIA.. 4 phone calls to his service on his emergency number went unanswered by the doctor and staff.
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