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Dr. Ziya L Gokaslan has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
- Brain Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
- Giant Cell Tumors
- Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
- Bone Transplantation
- Breast Cancer
- Spinal Cord Cancer
- Neurosurgical Procedures
- Joint Instability
- Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma)
- Bone Tumors/Cancer (Chondrosarcoma)
- Spinal Fractures
- Neck Pain
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Brain Tumor
- Brain Cancer
- Spinal Fusion
- Glial Cancer (Glioma)
- Spinal Cord Diseases
- Spinal Disorders
- Spinal Cancer
- CNS Tumor (Ependymoma)
- Lung Cancer
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After recent surgery, I could not have been more pleased than the care, kindness and professionalism displayed by Dr. Gokaslan in my care and well being. It is evident he was truly concerned about by me by the way he took the time, to address all of my questions before and after the surgery.I am well on the way to recovery! He and his outstanding staff are truly and asset to Rhode Island Hospital!
My experience with Dr. Ziya Gokaslan, while at Johns Hopkins Hospital was very good! Not only did the surgery serve it's purpose, without detriment and a positive outcome given my likelihood of success and condition, but he personally proved his worth and was very kind, optimistic and did his very best to improve quality of life for me under difficult circumstances. Having to put your life in the hands of another knowing that the slightest misstep in the process could cause great detriment to you and is of great risk is not easy, however he instilled confidence, had an optimistic outlook and excellent reputation which made the process more easy to undergo. His reputation preceded him and made it easier to put my trust in him and life in his hands. Knowing that he underwent training with the likes of Dr. Donlin Long, former Johns Hopkins Hospital Chief of Neurosurgery and is known to be stellar internationally as well as renowned within the United States, made him an easier choice when having to narrow down my neurosurgical candidate. Since then, he has operated on several family members and now that I am facing further surgery at a later date in my life, I am once again trusting him to do the very best to review my case and help make critical decisions towards my future and surgical possibilities. We, as a family, consider him a wonderful asset to our, "team," ever willing to be of assistance when necessary and to operate if needed with great skill and compassion. I think of him fondly and with much gratitude.
I have never met a Dr. as patient & understanding as Dr. Gokaslan. I never feel rushed at my appointments & he helps me feel at ease when I have so many questions. I am very grateful I was referred to him to have my spinal cord tumor surgery. He has an excellent bedside manner also. He took a lot of time with my mother & I showing us my MRI of my tumor & explaining everything to us. He really listened to all of my concerns & really made me feel as comfortable as possible with having to have had such a dangerous surgery. I had also requested to see the tumor once it was removed and he took a picture of it with his phone and sent it to me so I could see what was invading my spine! He's an absolutely amazing Dr. & surgeon. His staff is also very helpful and friendly.
Dr. Ziya Gokaslan, who is now with the Rhode Island Hospital where he is Chief of Neurosurgery and Chair of Neurosurgery at the Brown University Medical School, recently performed spinal surgery on me to correct a serious cervical spinal stenosis problem I had. It included fusing 5 vertebrae, and a laminectomy. His work was outstanding, the result was everything I could have hoped for, and his courtesy and "bedside manner" were excellent. Before the operation he reviewed the problem, illustrated with MRIs, with my wife and me, explained what he would do and why, and answered all of our questions. My symptoms at the time included difficulty walking, including significant loss of balance, and loss of sensation in my fingers, both caused by pressure of degenerated vertebrae against my spinal cord. Within three weeks after the surgery I experienced a remarkable improvement on these, and after 6 weeks I had recovered to about 95% of my previous ability - an exceptionally good result where nerve damage was involved. In due course the recovery should be total. He has also provided excellent followup care. Unlike many doctors, he gave me his direct phone number and email and encouraged me to ask him any question any time. I have done that both before and after the surgery. His response has been prompt and very helpful. Finally, he has a very pleasant and relaxed manner, which as a patient facing some very critical survey, and requiring a careful recovery, I found very reassuring. He combines to a rare degree outstanding surgical expertise and a helpful and pleasant manner manner. I could not recommend any doctor more highly. --
Dr. Gokaslan is not only one of the best surgeons in his field, his bedside manner is unsurpassed. He saved my daughter's life in 2014. He is extremely knowledgeable which put us at ease. His kindness and gentle manner made a difficult situation easier. One would be hard pressed to find a more brilliant surgeon. He was able to remove my daughter's cervical tumor in entirety as well as leave a clean and concise scar. The difference in her pre and post-surgery is like night and day. Her most major neurological deficits resolved right after surgery. I am totally indebted to this man. God blessed us with this immensely skilled and wonderful physician.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2014, 2011, 2012, 2010)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
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Dr. Ziya L Gokaslan accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsRhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI
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