Dr. Robert Fenstermaker, MD

Dr. Robert Fenstermaker, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Fenstermaker, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Buffalo, NY. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

ELM AND CARLTON ST

Buffalo, NY 14263

Contact Information

(716) 845-3154

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Independent Health
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Fenstermaker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Meningiomas
very high
more than 98% of peers
Brain Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fenstermaker "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."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • 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 Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Fenstermaker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fenstermaker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fenstermaker to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Fenstermaker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Lockport, NY |
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 explanation as well as patient he told me we can take as much time as needed to answer my questions. I'm grateful to God that doctors like him still exist as they are extremely rare! Thank you!
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Fenstermaker accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Independent Health
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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