Farhad F. Bahrassa, MD,FAANS

Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Brain Aneurysm, Brain Tumor Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Carotid Endarterectomy, Cavernous Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Moya Moya Syndrome, Stroke, Thrombectomy


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth Visits

Biography

Farhad Bahrassa, MD, is a neurosurgeon who uses both open surgical and endovascular procedures to treat conditions affecting the blood vessels of the brain, head, neck, spine, and spinal cord. He treats a range of conditions, from stroke and aneurysms that affect the brain to spinal vascular malformations.

“I am passionate and excited about my work, because for me it is really a pleasure to be a neurosurgeon. I would not even be a doctor if I was not a neurosurgeon,” says Dr. Bahrassa, who comes from a family of physicians. He became interested in the neurosurgery at age 16 after shadowing in a summer program. “I watched a brain tumor surgery and became hooked,” he says. “The field is so interesting and advancing rapidly. Plus, there are both scientific and technical aspects, as well as artistic and creative nuances that come into the work.”

He has a specific interest in combining endovascular treatment with surgical treatment when appropriate, utilizing advanced technology including bi-plane angiography (an imaging technique), and neurosurgical operating rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and design. He has a special commitment to excellent patient care and avoiding complications.

Dr. Bahrassa’s favorite part of his work is spending time with patients and families, and making sure they fully understand their condition and care. “I believe it is really important to take the necessary time to go over everything in detail,” Dr. Bahrassa says. “I tell patients I think of them as my family and will provide treatment in a manner that is mutually agreed upon based on a good relationship, trust, and best available medical information.”

 

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Years In Practice

6

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Education & Training

Education

Boston University School of Medicine

Internship

Albany Medical Center

Residency

Albany Medical Center

Fellowship

Albany Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare