Dr. Ricardo Komotar, MD

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Dr. Komotar
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Cedars Medical Center

1400 NW 12th Ave Miami, FL 33136

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Dr. Ricardo Komotar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Miami, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UHealth Tower Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Komotar to book an appointment.

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Don't get your hopes up or believe the hype. He doesn't give out his cell phone number to patients as some have claimed, he only gives it out to other physicians. He isn't the best neurosurgeon in the world and brain tumors are not curable. I remember going into this thinking- right in my backyard there was now hope for my family member's cancer. The videos he posts about curing people and using all of these groundbreaking techniques are extremely misleading. Neuroblastoma is not Glioblastoma and a 17 year old patient will live much much longer than a 50 year old brain tumor patient. He does not use tumorglow, gamma knife or stereotactic surgery, often. They are used for younger patients who have more more treatable cancers. I am a physician myself and when I asked why he had chosen not to utilize any of the "cutting-edge" magical techniques he advertises, he was eager to compare degrees and assert that he went to a better medical school, very professional. She died 2 mo. post surgery.
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Aug 20, 2021
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Dr Komotar was horrible. Within seconds he made it clear to my partner and I that he had no time for us and let it be known how frustrated he was that we were referred to him for the lesions on my brain. He was so bad we raised a formal complaint with UM.
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Paula A Dirks – Jul 20, 2021
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Dr. Komotar and his team treated my mother for a brain meningioma. Unbelievably amazing doctor and staff in every aspect. Dr. Komotar made my mother feel extremely comfortable and confident. Explains concepts thoroughly. Eternally grateful for Dr. Komotar and his team.
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May 06, 2021
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WOW is all I can say. If there was ever a way to set a good example, Dr. Komotar should lead that challenge. He is the most amazing doctor that I have ever dealt with. My father had been suffering from trigeminal neuralgia for over 10 years and every doctor that he saw told him that he needed to learn to live with the pain and just increased the medication. Dr. Komotar spoke with my father, asked questions and immediately knew how to proceed. A week later my father was in surgery and two weeks post surgery my dad's pain is gone. Dr. Komotar and his team are top notch, knowledgeable, caring, kind, communicative, the list goes on and on. There are not enough words to express my appreciation for this team. May they never change how they treat their patients and their families as this is a gift that many don't have. Thank you, thank you, Dr. Komotar, you have no idea what in impact you have had on my father and our entire family. You are one of a kind.
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Lucila Lang – Dec 04, 2020
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I have to share that in this world where kindness and generosity is nowhere to be found ,Dr Ricardo J.Komotar is a miracle ,not only for his amazing talent ,but for his heart and soul .The world is a better place because this man .I am a mother that was in despair with my Son Charlie that had a violent seizure and was diagnosed with a brain tumor on the brain frontal lobe ...His neurologist Dr David Sachs right at his office contacted Dr Komotar texting the MRI images through his phone .40 minutes later My son received a call from dr Komotar saying that he had to go immediately to the hospital because the tumor was a time bomb .Miracles do happen and this man a symbol of ethics and compassion is an asset to the world and an example of what a Dr should be .With all his accolades and accomplishments Dr Komotar is an angel on earth .God bless you today and always ,saving lives that without you had no Hope .Eternally grateful Mara P Pereira
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Mara p Pereira – Oct 08, 2020
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The finest bedside manner and professional manner! He saved my sight! And further Meningioma invasion. I could not have chosen a better doctor, even during coronavirus. Forever Tankful...
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Lisa Ponzio – May 25, 2020
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Thank you doctor for operating my mother with a brain tumor with so much success, thanks to you and your team, my mother Marta Perez. God bless you.
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Maria Ruiz – May 15, 2020
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Horrific
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 13, 2020
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Dr Komotar is an excellent Neuroseorgeon we would recommend him to our friends.
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 30, 2019
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He’s outstanding!!! He’s approachable and responds to your emails. My optometrists was in shock that Dr. komotar personally phoned him with an update on my care. He’s brilliant!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Oct 11, 2019
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Responsive and knowledgeable. He kept my physician and care team informed.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 09, 2019
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He was highly recommended
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 01, 2019
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Dr. Komotar did a complete resection of my boyfriends tumor when we were otherwise told it could not be done. The first surgeon we had was great, but Dr. Komotar has so much experience and skill, he is absolutely amazing. On top of being a wonderful neurosurgeon, he has a friendly bedside manner and if you email him or call him, he will respond to you almost immediately himself. I have never heard of a world class neuro surgeon doing such things. All I can say is that we are very lucky to have come across his name and get in to see him. I would recommend him to everyone who needs a neuro surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gina – Jul 23, 2019
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He’s excellent. Specially in the are of communication. Updates all my doctor.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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MV – Jul 09, 2019
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He was recommended by my son who is also a surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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J San Giovani in Bonita Springs – Jun 25, 2019
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On May 17 /2018 I had a craniotomy to remove from my brain a Subdural Hematoma the surgery was 100% successful. 2 days later I was dismissed from the Hospital with out pains and in perfect condition of health. Dr. Komotar treated me with to much of benevolence, he explain everything involve in these type of Brain complex Health problems in details. This Dr. Ricardo Komotar is really an instrument of God. God Bless Dr. Ricardo Komotar forever. Ramiro Santacruz.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ramio Santacruz in Wellington, FL – Jun 20, 2019
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I feel I’m with a genuine person who truly knows his craft. He’s very warm, approachable and extremely knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Matthews in Miami – Jun 18, 2019
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I have been suffering for the last six years. It’s like I’m born again. Forever grateful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mendez in Miami – Jun 12, 2019
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Dr komotar was highly recommended by my endocrinologist. The feed back about Dr komotar was very knowledgeable, answered all my questions, very encouraging, compassionate and likable. Best doctor and surgeon with kindness and compassion . Excellent staff. I wish all doctors were like him. Taymi L . Naples, florida
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May 30, 2019
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The best!
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About Me

Biography

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon by American Board of Neurological Surgery,

Director of UM Brain Tumor Initiative,

Director of Surgical...
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
2005
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
Research Fellowship- Columbia University
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ricardo Komotar, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Ricardo Komotar, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Ricardo Komotar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Komotar frequently treats Meningiomas, Chiari's Deformity, and Chiari Malformation Type 1. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Komotar treats.

Where is Dr. Ricardo Komotar, MD's office located?

Dr. Komotar's office is located at 1400 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Komotar speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Komotar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Komotar treats Meningiomas more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Komotar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Chiari's Deformity
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Komotar treats Chiari's Deformity more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Komotar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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Chiari Malformation Type 1
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Komotar treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Komotar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Komotar's conditions and procedures:

  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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(305) 325-5511

Dr. Komotar accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
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Ambetter
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Blue Care HMO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Medicaid
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Practice

Cedars Medical Center1400 NW 12th Ave Miami, FL 33136
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