Dr. Robert Fenstermaker, MD

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Dr. Robert Fenstermaker, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Roswell Park Cancer Institute ELM AND CARLTON ST, Buffalo, NY 14263 Get Directions
(716) 845-3154

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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 this disorders I can provide the best technical care to patients, while maintaining sight of the unique psychosocial effects that these diseases have on the individual and their family.Read more

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based on 8 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Austin, TX |
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
in Buffalo, NY |
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.
in Coudersport, PA |
He saved my life. I had two menengiomas, one was so large it almost killed me.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hospitals Of Cleveland

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospitals Of Cleveland

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Case Western Reserve School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Akron

    Graduated in 1981

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Top Doctor - Castle and Connolly Medical Ltd., 2006
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • 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
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Fenstermaker's 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 this disorders I can provide the best technical care to patients, while maintaining sight of the unique psychosocial effects that these diseases have on the individual and their family.