Dr. Omar Zalatimo, MD

Dr. Omar Zalatimo, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 34 years old

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Surgical treatment should be reserved as a last resort after thorough consideration of all appropriate non-surgical treatments.Read more

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Omar Zalatimo, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A., F.A.A.N.S. is a CAST certified fellowship trained American Board of Neurological Surgery Board certified neurosurgeon....Read more

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Omar Zalatimo, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A., F.A.A.N.S. is a CAST certified fellowship trained American Board of Neurological Surgery Board certified neurosurgeon. He completed his undergraduate education at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. He completed his neurosurgical residency and fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. While he was there, he also earned master's degrees in Public Health and Health Administration from Penn State University.

During his tenure at Penn State, Dr. Zalatimo received a number of awards and commendations, including induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Mark J. Young International Health Policy Scholarship and the Highmark Blue Shield Fellowship Award for Academic Achievement.

Dr. Zalatimo offers a personalized approach to the most advanced minimally invasive surgery for the brain and spine. He reserves surgical treatment as a last resort after thorough consideration of all appropriate non-surgical treatments. Dr. Zalatimo is board certified in neurosurgery and is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. His active clinical and research interests are in the treatment of simple and complex spinal problems, brain and spinal tumors, brain hemorrhages, Chiari malformations, adult hydrocephalus, epilepsy, pain, trigeminal neuralgia, spinal stimulation, spasticity, peripheral nerve disorders, deep brain stimulation and CyberKnife radiosurgery.

Dr. Zalatimo's Care Philosophy

Surgical treatment should be reserved as a last resort after thorough consideration of all appropriate non-surgical treatments.

Dr. Zalatimo says...

Dr. Zalatimo has extensive experience in treating disease of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. These diseases include: cervical spine disease, lumbar spine disease, degenerative spine disease, spinal stenosis, disc herniations, failed back syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve entrapment, peroneal nerve entrapment, amongst others. 

Dr. Zalatimo'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
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy

Education

  • Medical School
    PA STATE UNIV COLL OF MED

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Penn St Milton S Hershey Med Ctr

    Completed in 2014

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    Bucknell University

    Graduated in 2003

  • Other Education
    Penn State Hershey Med Ctr

    Completed in 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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