Dr. Michael B. Sisti, MD

Dr. Michael B. Sisti, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male | 61 years old

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.Read more

Columbia University Medical Center Dept of Neurological Surgery
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2016 Five Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery

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based on 24 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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  • Neurosurgery

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
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    National Institutes of Health

    Completed in 1983

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • No board actions found
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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.