Dr. Siviero Agazzi, MD

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Dr. Siviero Agazzi, MD
Italian born and Swiss trained, I obtained the Swiss Board Certification in Neurological Surgery in 2002. I then pursued advanced training in complex cranial surgery by completing a fellowship in Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Surgery. In 2005 I joined the faculty of the University of South Florida Department of Neurosurgery. Since then I have dedicated my practice to complex brain surgery and have gained a significant experience in the treatment of tumors (acoustic neuromas, meninigiomas, gliomas), vascular diseases (aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations), trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. My expertise has been solicited several times by other neurosurgical teams for complex cranial procedures both in adults and children. At the national level, I have been recognized as an expert in complex cranial surgery. I am married, have 2 children and am fluent in 5 languages

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Dr. Agazzi's Care Philosophy

As an academic Neurosurgeon I strive to provide the most advanced, effective and compassionate care to my patients. I strive to bring answers to the open questions in the field of brain tumors surgery vascular neurosurgery and other diseases like trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. Finally, I strive to pass along my knowledge and expertise to the next generation of neurosurgeons

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    Patient Comments (4)
    in New Port Richey, FL |
    Dr. Agazzi treated my 19 year old son who was admitted to TGH with Bleeding in the Brain. After 3 days in the NICU, Dr. Agazzi diagnosed him w/(Bleeding) Brainstem Cavernoma. Although controversial, Dr Agazzi recommended surgery to resect the Cavernoma. This surgery required a highly skilled and specialized Neurosurgeon due to location in the brain & high risk of complete & permanent paralysis (along with other risks). Dr. Agazzi conducted the 7-8 hour surgery & my son will have a full recovery!
    Sarasota, FL |
    Went to him for hemifacial spasm advice. He took one look at my MRI and said I had MS. No one else saw this on my MRI. Turned out I do have both, but thanks to him I am getting treatment. I wish he could be my neuroligst!
    in Hudson, FL |
    Dr. Agazzi has performed 2 brain surgeries to remove metastatic tumors related to lung cancer. The first was in the area of speech, language processing, etc. and the second was very close to the motor skills area. Dr. Agazzi did a tremendous job on both surgeries!! His skill and expertise prevented any major affects on both gross and fine motor skills. He explained the procedure and potential side effects & was quick to report to the family following surgery. I HIGHLY recommend him!!
    in Tampa, FL |
    I suffered a stroke and aneurysm in December of 2014, luckily for me Dr. Agazzi was at Tampa General Hospital that morning. I credit Dr. Agazzi with extending my life to share with my family and to the TGH staff for excellent care and rehabbing, I thank them for improving my quality of life physically. Without a doubt I would refer Dr. Agazzi to someone in my prior situation. Thank You Dr. Agazzi, Thank you TGH staff !
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    Dr. Agazzi says...

    Italian born and Swiss trained, I obtained the Swiss Board Certification in Neurological Surgery in 2002. I then pursued advanced training in complex cranial surgery by completing a fellowship in Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Surgery. In 2005  I joined the faculty of the University of South Florida Department of Neurosurgery. Since then I have dedicated my practice to complex brain surgery and have gained a significant experience in the treatment of tumors (acoustic neuromas, meninigiomas, gliomas), vascular diseases (aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations), trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. My expertise has been solicited several times by other neurosurgical teams for complex cranial procedures both in adults and children. At the national level, I have been recognized as an expert in complex cranial surgery. I am married, have 2 children and am fluent in 5 languages

    Dr. Agazzi's Care Philosophy

    As an academic Neurosurgeon I strive to provide the most advanced, effective and compassionate care to my patients. I strive to bring answers to the open questions in the field of brain tumors surgery vascular neurosurgery and other diseases like trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. Finally, I strive to pass along my knowledge and expertise to the next generation of neurosurgeons

    Dr. Agazzi says...

    For the past 13 years I have dedicated my practice to the exclusive treatment of intracranial conditions. I have also trained several fellows who now hold faculty positions in some of the most prestigious institutions in North America.

    I specialize in the treatment of acoustic neuromas, skull base meningiomas, brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.

    I enlist the help of a highly skilled team of specialist in medical oncology, radiation oncology, ENT and plastic surgery to provide all of my patients with the highest level of academic multi-disciplinary care

    Dr. Agazzi says...

    My practice is focused on complex cranial surgery including skull base tumors, acoustic neuromas, aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. I also treat hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia. I treat these problems with a combination of minimally invasive techniques including microsurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and endoscopic approaches. 

    Dr. Agazzi'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

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Aneurysm
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Tumor
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Fracture
    • Hemifacial Spasm
    • Meningiomas
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Pituitary Gland Cancer
    • Pituitary Tumor
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Column Tumors

    Education

    • Medical School
      Universite De Geneve, Faculte De Medecine

      Graduated in 1989

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Geneva Medical School

      Completed in 1996

    • Residency Hospital
      Neurosurg Srv Chuv

      Completed in 2002

      University Of Lausanne / Faculty Of Biology and Medicine

      Completed in 2002

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Univeristy Of South Florida

      Completed in 2005

      Usf Neurosurgery

      Completed in 2005

    • Undergraduate School
      St Michael's College, Fribourg Switzerland

      Graduated in 1989

      University Of Fribourg Switzerland

      Graduated in 1991

    • Other Education
      Usf College Of Business

      Completed in 2010

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
    • Aneurysm Surgery
    • Brain Surgery
    • Complex Skull Base Surgery
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
    • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
    • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
    • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
    • Microvascular Decompression
    • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Stereotactic Surgery
    • Stereotaxis
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization