“ The Energy of the Mind is the Essence
of Life“

“ The Energy of the Mind is the Essence
of Life“

Dr. Michael B. Sisti specializes in the treatment of complex brain tumors, meningiomas, and acoustic neuromas, employs state-of-the-art computer-guided microneurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

About
Dr. Michael B. Sisti

PROVIDING CLARITY IN TIMES OF COMPLEXITY

Michael Sisti is drawn to many things about his job, but a love of problem-solving and building human relationships top the list. There’s an allure in the beauty of his subject too.

Dr. Michael B. Sisti specializes in the treatment of complex brain tumors, meningiomas, and acoustic neuromas, employs state-of-the-art computer-guided microneurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Dr. Sisti’s core belief is that by dedicating himself both to the best in medical technology and to the quality of the physician-patient relationship, he provides the optimum opportunity for helping patients deal with these difficult brain tumors.

He has safely and successfully operated on more than 6,000 patients with these complex conditions. Over 1000 of these patients had acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, or epidermoids in the cerebellopontine angle, all Dr. Sisti’s specialty areas.

Top Reasons to Choose Dr. Sisti

Thirty-year career in the highest rated
Department of Neurosurgery at Columbia
University Irving Medical Center

Pioneered many surgical and technical advances, including the first non-invasive
radio surgery program in New York.

Dr. Sisti is most proud of the direct professional and personal influence he has on hundreds of medical students, neurosurgery residents, and young neurosurgeons that he has mentored and encouraged throughout their careers.

Dr. Sisti employs technical excellence with state of the art computer guided microneurosurgery and
Gamma Knife radiosurgery

Provides superior personal care
to his patients and their family members

Areas of deep,
special expertise

backed up by publications

Neurosurgery
Surgery
Brain & Spinal Tumors
Acoustic Neuroma
Adult Trauma
Biopsies

Brain Tumor Surgery

Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle

Craniopharyngioma Surgery

Gamma Knife

Glioblastoma Multiforme

Gliomas

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  The gifts that move us, tug at our hearts, come when we least expect them and, in an instant, remind us of what’s important. Looking at the gift-wrapped box from his patient, Dr. Michael B. Sisti of Columbia Neurosurgery, didn’t know what the contents could be....

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