Dr. Michael Sisti, MD

Dr. Michael Sisti, MD

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63 y/o
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Dr. Michael Sisti, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

710 W 168th St # 413

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • HealthFirst
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Meningiomas
very high
more than 99% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Sisti's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sisti "Dr. Sisti specializes in the treatment of complex brain tumors, meningiomas, and acoustic neuromas employing state of the art computer guided microneurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Dr. Sisti's core belief is that by dedicating himself both to the best in medical technology and to the quality of the physician patient relationship, he provides the optimum opportunity for helping patients deal with these difficult brain tumors. He has safely and successfully operated upon more than four thousand patients with these complex conditions. During his 30 year career in the Department of Neurosurgery at Columbia University's world-class medical center Dr. Sisti has also pioneered many surgical and technical advances including New York City's first non-invasive radiosurgery program. As a result of his personal philosophy and the long term concentrated experience in treating the most difficult tumors Dr. Sisti has earned a reputation for technical excellence in surgical results as well as providing superior personal care to his patients and their family members."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sisti "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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ear Disorders
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

6  Procedures

Background Check

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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • National Institutes of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sisti has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sisti's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sisti

4.7

Based on 47 reviews

5 Stars
91.48936170212765%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
1 Star
6.382978723404255%
(3)

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After being diagnosed with a large acoustic neuroma at the age of 20, Dr. Sisti's incredible talent and care has allowed me to live the most normal life possible. I am forever grateful that I chose him to be my neurosurgeon.
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Lindsay in Binghamton, NY – Sep 15, 2018
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Dr. Sisti was amazing! The gamma knife surgery performed on my acoustic neuroma was completely successful. In addition his expertise Dr. Sisti's calm demeanor, patience and bedside manner provided me with a high level of comfort from the first consultation.
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NY – Sep 12, 2018
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Dr. Sisti is a first rate, expert professional, who also understands he is dealing with human beings who are, by definition, experiencing high levels of stress and worry. He took great care of me before, during and after my surgery (which I only found out I would need a few days before I had it). ...Read More
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Scarsdale, NY – Sep 11, 2018
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My husband had a very large tumor with liquid. The operation was a success. I would never think about using anyone else. He is the best of the best!
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Pamela Ross in Sea Bright, NJ – Sep 07, 2018
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Dr. Sisti is a talented and highly experienced neurosurgeon who headed the team that performed my craniotomy to remove an acoustic neuroma. During my initial consultation with him, the time he spent explaining his own background, approaches to surgery, and possible scenarios for me was balanced by...Read More
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Marjorie Vera in Brooklyn, NY – Aug 12, 2018
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