Dr. Michael Sisti, MD

Dr. Michael Sisti, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o
25 reviews

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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....See Less

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St # 413

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • HealthFirst
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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. 
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Dr. Sisti's Experience

Dr. Sisti's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

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


  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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.


  • 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 of recommending Dr. Sisti to family and friends
based on 25 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Sisti's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Harrison, NY |
Hi My name is Pat. He is the best neorsugeon in the world good personality and he does concentrate at what he does. He removed my meningioma 5 years ago and the operation was a miracle. No headaches and no pain. Thank You, Dr. Michael Sisti. May God Bless You and all the patients you do their surgery.
My name is Liza Khoshanoff and I was diagnosed with a huge tumor inside my brain... Dr. Sisti performed a 9 hour surgery and thanks to him I am 100% and the surgery went perfectly... I woke up & was able to see because he avoided the optic nerve and had no visible scar even though he opened my head for surgery. I felt so comfortable with him he is such a kind soul and so compassionate... He is the BEST brain surgeon.... hands down the BEST THE BEST BRAIN DOCTOR IN THE WORLD THANK YOU VERY MUC
New Rochelle, NY |
This is not a doctor you want to care for you. Too self motivated.
in Brooklyn, NY |
I had a meningioma which was per Dr. Sisti, a regular tumor but big. He removed it without any shaving my head or any visible scar on my forhead. Thanks, Dr. Sisti!
in Chatham, NJ |
I had a rare tumor and Dr. Sisti removed it along with Dr. Kaiser. I'm playing tennis and back to normal. They saved my life.
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Dr. Sisti accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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