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    WHO is the BEST neurosurgeon in the world??

    WHO is the BEST neurosurgeon in the world?? Where can I find info on this subject from an independent sourse? If I was getting my car fixed I surely would look for the best! Is a inoperable tumor in one county hospital operable in the world's best hospital???Please help!
    I'm afraid the chemo and RT will not yield very good results.
    May all cancer patients find peace, strength and tremendous healing powers.

    Brother Bob 58yo
    dx 10 06 04 by cranial biopsy
    GBM 4
    Temodar 165 mg, RT 6wks
    Ending 12 10 04
    b/o Bob 58yo
    dx 10 06 04
    GBM 4

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    Thanks for posting. I agree that we should look for the best person that can treat us. Anyone is entitled to get more opinions on their problem. Unfortunately, for GBMs, the resectability of a tumor is straight-forward, and for best chances radical resection is required. Even with that, there is a good chance of relapse.

    best regards,
    Leonardo F - Webmaster Cancer Forums
    Disclaimer: this information is for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice.

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    i am not sure who the very best is but Dr. fukeshemia from duke university is very godd and has created many new technics he is a professor and you can look him up on the web. good luck!!!!

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    the best Neurosurgeon

    Dr Phillip Gutin, Memorial Sloan Ketting Hospital at 1275 York Ave NYC NY
    good luck and God Bless

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    Best surgeon in the World...

    His name is Keith Black, and he is at Cedars-Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles[/b]

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    With the exception of Leo, the others who replied have named 3 of the 4 or 5 best hospitals in the world (I do not know the doctors so I cannot comment on them). But there are some other things you and your brother must consider. Distance from home and family is one of the biggest issues to consider. Could you and your family get back and forth between NC ad CA or NY as easily as you can get to Duke?

    So much of these decisions are so personal that it is impossible to tell you "who the best neurosurgeon in the world" is. It could be that the surgeon in your town is "the best" for your brother, you, and your family. Only you can decide.

    Your brother is faced with one of the most difficult surgeries for any kind. As Leo said, it is not technically difficult. But the probability of it recurring is high.

    To read more about my mother's experience with GBM, go to


    and look for my entry there.

    My thought and prayers are with you.
    Long-term cancer survivor
    1992 Astrocytoma grade 2, left motor strip
    2005 Recurrence this time said to be an Oligodendroglioma grade 3, same location.
    My Story Part 1: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=2528
    My Story Part 2: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=7350
    My Story Part 3: http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=8029

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    Best Neurosurgeon

    To characterize any one person as "the best" neurosurgeon is difficult. However, I've had the privilege to meet and work with one of the finest neurosurgeons in the world in my opinion. His name is Arthur Day and he's currently at Harvard. He's brilliant and has operated on some high profile celebrities including Ted Williams and he also performed a very secretive procedure on a very famous young actor with Parkinsons.....if you know who I mean. He is widely regarded amongst highly accomplished surgeons to be a pioneer in his field and he has numerous patents on neurosurgical techniques and devices. Hope this helps.

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    Best Neurosurgeon

    Since I saw Dr. Gutin's name already mentioned, I thought I would toss my two cents in. I just, last Thursday, had my second craniotomy with Dr. Gutin. The first time I was out of the hospital in four days and in grad school a month later. This time, my stay was two days.

    More than that, his confidence combined with his ability to provide a realistic assessment is both comforting and useful for making choices.

    After meeting with the Dean of Harvard Medical School and speaking with several other neurosurgeons, he was consistently labeled as the one I should go with. If not him, then Peter Black at MassGeneral in Boston. I was told by the Chief of Neuroncology at the National Cancer Institute that a positive relationship with one's surgeon was key to a successful outcome and that for at least for me, that meant looking no further than Dr. Gutin.

    As anyone asking that question knows, brain tumors are terrifying, it's how they kill people on TV shows. The bottom line is Dr. Gutin said everything would be fine, my family and I believed him, and it was and he didn't ever feed us unrealistic expectations.

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    Dr Charlie Teo

    He saved my life when other doctors said my tumor was inoperable



    He is one of Gods angels among us

    Good luck

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    Re: WHO is the BEST neurosurgeon in the world??

    I was operated of a huge Falx-Meningeom in January 2006 and I am completely healthy now. The operation and the recovery were quick and without complication.

    I do not know about others, but my surgeon is for me the best in the world. This is his contact information

    Dr. Hans-Peter Ammerer
    (Oberarzt) (+43 1) 711 65 - 94393

    He works at the Hospital Rudolfstiftung in Vienna - Austria

    Neurochirurgische Abteilung

    I do not know if Dr. Ammerer works for private patients over the world because my operation was paid by the Austrian social security, but if so, I can highly recommend him.

    If you need more information, please contact me at my email. I will then give you my telefon number and address, so that we get in touch. Since I live in Vienna I could also go personally to talk to Dr. Ammerer on your behalf.

    Regards and good luck!

    Mabel Ramon

    Mailto: mabel.ramon@chello.at


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