B. Todd Schaeffer, MD, FACS is a board certified surgeon who specializes in endoscopic surgery of the nose, face, neck, sinuses and skull base. He has been performing advance endoscopic and laser procedures for over twenty years since graduating from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the Chief and Associate Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology -Communicative Disorders at North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine.
Dr. Schaeffer has been at the forefront of minimally invasive procedures by helping develop new technologies and techniques. He was a principal investigator for an in office balloon endoscopic sinus procedure to drain and open blocked sinuses. He teaches other sinus doctors how to perform this in office balloon sinus drainage procedure under local anesthesia and has been an invited lecturer at other institutions on this topic. He uses 3D endoscopic technology for removal of pituitary tumors and skull base tumors in pediatric and adult patients. Craniopharyngiomas are slow growing beingn tumors located along the hypothalmus-optic-pituitary region of the brain. More commonly seen in pediatric age range they can cause headaches, hunger, obesity, thirst, visual problems, growth deficits and sleep disturbance. Read more about this in the Craniopharyngiomas newsletter.
Benign and malignant nasal sinus tumors are removed endoscopically avoiding external incisions. The skull base reconstruction requires a vascularized pedicle nasal mucosal flap, which prevents CSF leaks. He is one of a few surgeons who have experience at CSF Leak Repair endoscopically through the nose. "Endoscopic Liposhaving" is a technique he original described to recontour necks for youthfulness and to remove selected fatty tumors from the neck. Dr. Schaeffer discusses unusual tumors (growths) of the paranasal sinus and how they are treated with endoscopic treatment in his newsletter on Mucocele and click the following link to watch a video on this. He was one of the first surgeons in the northeast to trial a new sinus implant device. This helps to improve healing after sinus surgery and reducing the amount of steriod usage for complicated sinus polyp cases. These techniques are based from his experiences from the more common operations he performs for correcting a deviated nasal septum, endoscopic sinus surgery with image guidance, balloon dilation of sinuses and plastic surgery of the nose. Dr. Schaeffer has numerous original publications and a wide array of medical videos posted on his YouTube channel NoseMD. He has been invited to lecture locally, nationally and internationally. View Dr. Schaeffer's Endoscopic 3D pituitary surgery on the "Fisherman and the Sea " at North Shore LIJ. Read this inspiring Newsday story featuring Dr. Schaeffer's involvement with a successful Brain Tumor Surgery: 'Sight Restored' .
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Dr. Schaeffer was interviewed by Dr. Max Gomez from CBS Channel 2 on 3D endoscopic surgery. Please click here to watch the interview.
Dr. Schaeffer has also been involved in local and national organizational affairs. He is a past President of the Long Island Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and is an active committee member for several different surgical Academies.
Dr. B Todd Schaeffer's Newsletters And Videos
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