Dr. Sekhar is known around the world for his expertise in treating complex neurosurgical problems, particularly skull base tumors, such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, chordomas and complex brain tumors. He is also an expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformation, and the performance of brain bypasses.
Based at Harborview Medical Center, he is a UW professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. In addition, he is a past president of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and a past president of the Washington State Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Laligam Sekhar has created a series presentations with videos highlighting surgical treatment of several conditions:
- UW Video Series - Aneurysms
- UW Video Series - Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
- UW Video Series - Cavernomas
- UW Video Series - Cerebral Bypasses
- UW Video Series - Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
- UW Video Series - Skull Base Tumors
Treatment of complex neurosurgical disorders, particularly cerebrovascular disorders (aneurysms, arterovenous malformations), cerebral revascularization (for intractable ischemia), skull base tumors (acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, chordomas), complex brain tumors (deep-seated or difficult), and microvascular compression disorders (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, disabling vertigo).
Robotics and their application to medicine, stem cell therapies to improve outcomes for neurosurgical patients, continuous quality improvement in vascular and skull base neurosurgery, and the use of Artificial Intelligence for neurosurgical applications.
My personal interests are my wife and children, and their happiness. I also enjoy tennis, cricket and research into spirituality.
Madras Medical College
John H. Stronger, Jr., Cook County Hospital
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Institute of Neurology, National Hospital
Nordstadt Hospital Hanover
University Hospital Zurich
GOOGLE SCHOLAR PROFILE:
- Sekhar LN, Mai JC Dural repair after craniotomy and the use of dural substitutes and dural sealants. World neurosurgery 2013 Mar-Apr 79; 3-4; 440-2
- Levitt MR, Vaidya SS, Su DK, Moe KS, Kim LJ, Sekhar LN, et al. The "triple-overlay" technique for percutaneous diagnosis and treatment of lesions of the head and neck: combined three-dimensional guidance with magnetic resonance imaging, cone-beam computed tomography, and fluoroscopy. World neurosurgery 2013 Mar-Apr 79; 3-4; 509-14
- Sekhar LN, Morton R Risk factors for three phases of 12-month mortality in a defined population after subarachnoid hemorrhage. World neurosurgery 2012 Dec; 78; 6; 579-80
- Mai JC, Sekhar LN Modern management of anterior skull base tumors. World neurosurgery 2012 Jul; 78; 1-2; 60-1
- Ramanathan D, Temkin N, Kim LJ, Ghodke B, Sekhar LN Cerebral bypasses for complex aneurysms and tumors: long-term results and graft management strategies.Neurosurgery 2012 Jun; 70; 6; 1442-57; discussion 1457
- Ferreira M, Nahed BV, Babu MA, Walcott BP, Ellenbogen RG, Sekhar LN Trapped fourth ventricle phenomenon following aneurysm rupture of the posterior circulation: case reports. Neurosurgery 2012 Jan; 70; 1; E253-8; discussion E258
- Di Maio S, Ramanathan D, Garcia-Lopez R, Rocha MH, Guerrero FP, Ferreira M, et al. Evolution and future of skull base surgery: the paradigm of skull base meningiomas.World neurosurgery 2012 Sep-Oct 78; 3-4; 260-75
- Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Ferreira M What is the best approach to resect an anterior midline skull base meningioma in 2011? Microsurgical transcranial, endonasal endoscopic, or minimal access cranial? World neurosurgery 2012 May-Jun 77; 5-6; 621-2
- Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Ferreira M Giant acoustic neuromas and their treatment. World neurosurgery 2012 May-Jun 77; 5-6; 629-30
- Di Maio S, Temkin N, Ramanathan D, Sekhar LN Current comprehensive management of cranial base chordomas: 10-year meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of neurosurgery 2011 Dec; 115; 6; 1094-105
- Cooke DL, Johnson G, Levitt MR, Lewis DH, Sekhar LN, Ghodke B Synchronous chronic middle cerebral artery occlusion and ipsilateral dural arteriovenous fistula.Clinical nuclear medicine 2011 Jul; 36; 7; 570-3
- Levitt MR, Cooke DL, Ghodke BV, Kim LJ, Hallam DK, Sekhar LN "Stent view" flat-detector CT and stent-assisted treatment strategies for complex intracranial aneurysms. World neurosurgery 2011 Feb; 75; 2; 275-8
- Sekhar LN, Ramanathan D, Hallam DK, Ghodke BV, Kim LJ What is the correct approach to aneurysm management in 2011? World neurosurgery 2011 Mar-Apr 75; 3-4; 409-11
- Ramanathan D, Ciporen J, Ghodke B, Ellenbogen RG, Sekhar LN Treatment of coil embolization failed recurrent giant basilar tip aneurysms with bypass and surgical occlusion. Journal of neurointerventional surgery 2010 Sep; 2; 3; 237-41