Book an appointment
* fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory
Andrew Fishman
Neurosurgery specialist, Neurotologist
placeholder image
placeholder image

An international expert in the surgical treatment of ear diseases, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, facial nerve disorders, skull base tumors, and other conditions, Dr. Fishman specializes in neurotology, a field that merges otolaryngology with neurosurgery. Educated at Boston University School of Medicine and New York University School of Medicine, he served as the director of the Cranial Surgery Department at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield for many years. Dr. Fishman boasts an impressive international career: he spent considerable time in Poland, where he also earned the title of professor and taught otolaryngology and cranial surgery at a university. In India, he was instrumental in establishing the cranial surgery department at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. At the University of Missouri Medical Center in the USA, he launched an advanced cranial surgery program featuring 3D visualization techniques.


Areas of expertise:


1. Skull base surgery

  • Acoustic neuromas and Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2)
  • Skull base meningioma
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Complex sinonasal surgery
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Facial nerve paralysis and movement disorders


2. Surgery for hearing-related issues

  • Adult and pediatric ear surgery
  • Cochlear and auditory arainstem Implants
  • Surgical treatment of hearing loss
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Cholesteatoma and chronic ear infection surgery
  • Surgical treatment of Meniere’s disease, vestibular neurectomy

How this doctor can help:

Neurotology is a unique medical specialty that blends otolaryngology (ENT) and neurosurgery, making it a rare expertise among physicians. Dr. Fishman’s two decades of experience in numerous neurosurgical operating theaters around the world, especially in military hospitals, have established him as a globally recognized authority in this distinct field.

Patients often seek out Dr. Fishman for hearing issues that can be resolved surgically, both for adults and children. This includes the placement of implants to improve hearing, reconstruction of the eardrum, and treatment of ear infections. When it comes to skull base conditions, Dr. Fishman frequently deals with facial nerve paralysis, involuntary movements, and various types of head and neck tumors.

Professional philosophy and approach to patient care:

“In my work, clear communication with patients and their families is extremely valuable. I’ve learned that we achieve the best results when we manage to ease their fears of the unknown. Our patients receive comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team, including neurosurgery and head and neck surgery specialists, oncologists, radiologists, and experts in advanced imaging diagnostics.”