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Dr. Robert Fenstermaker, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Fenstermaker

Dr. Robert Fenstermaker, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(716) 845-3154

Dr. Fenstermaker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
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UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Fenstermaker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fenstermaker treats Meningiomas more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fenstermaker treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fenstermaker treats Brain Cancer more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fenstermaker treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fenstermaker treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Fenstermaker treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

Dr. Fenstermaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Cushing's Disease
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a neurosurgeon who primarily treats patients with tumors of the brain, skull base and pituitary gland, I have dedicated my life to providing expert care to patients affected by these conditions. I strongly believe that by focusing my energies on t...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Case Western Reserve School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University Hospitals Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
1982
University Hospitals Of Cleveland
Internship Hospital
1981
Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
University Of Akron
Undergraduate School
1989
1987
1982
1981
1981

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctor - Castle and Connolly Medical Ltd., 2006

Dr. Fenstermaker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fenstermaker

4.7

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer at SUNY Syracuse. I was told my tumor was inoperable. When my son told me about Roswell Park, I called and made an appointment. After hearing my prognosis from Syracuse he said he was confident he could remove the entire tumor. Five days later , in...Read More
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Entire staff was very nice and helpful. Made me feel at ease even though the situation was scary for me. I feel blessed to have Dr Fenstermaker and staff taking care of me.
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I was facing a serious dilemma when I came to Dr. Fenstermakers office. From the moment I walked in I felt a sense of peace. His staff was friendly and greeted me with a smile. The were courteous and caring. It is no surprise that Dr. Fenstermaker was just as amazing! He was thorough in his...Read More
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I wish I could give him a zero. He doesn't deserve to be called a doctor. Instead of helping care for a patient he only cares if there is something in it for himself and he doesn't care about anyone but himself
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Dr. Fenstermaker is a very kind and gentle doctor who takes the care of his patients seriously. He spent over 45 minutes explaining to me the procedure of the surgery along with what to expect post-op. He is thorough and does any necessary testing needed whether before or after surgery.
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