An Interview with Dr. Peter Basta
What makes your practice unique?
I think what makes my practice unique is that I can really relate to patients. I’m a normal guy, so I don’t use jargon. I speak plainly so patients can fully understand. The patient leaves more informed, so they really know what to expect.
What are your spinal and clinical interests?
I’m board certified in neurological surgery, and I’m a member of multiple medical and neurological societies. I aim to stay current in my field, so I’m interested in a lot of different areas. I have many different subspecialty interests and I have clinical expertise in many areas, including deep brain stimulation for pain, psychiatric and movement disorders such as tremor, Parkinson’s and dystonia. Subspeciality interests of mine also include both benign and malignant brain tumor surgery, skull base neurosurgery, cerebrovascular surgery including aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation treatment, and neurosurgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Minimally invasive spine surgery, complex spinal disorders, Gamma Knife and Cyber Knife Radiosurgery, and trauma and neuro-critical care are also areas of expertise for me.
How important is patient education in your practice?
Patient education is very important to me. The majority of office visits involve patient education. Communication is a key part of this. When you take the time to make sure your patient really understands their condition and the treatment options available to them, they put their faith in your diagnosis. Patients appreciate your expertise if you’re able to break things down into simple terms.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tumors – Dr. Peter Basta
Biography of Dr. Peter Basta
Dr. Basta has been with Midwest Neurosurgery since 2007. Dr Basta attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Saint Louis University, and then completed his fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery at Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group.
Dr. Basta is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Missouri State Neurosurgery Society, Missouri State Medical Association, the Metropolitan Medical Society and the Neurology/Neurosurgery Society of Kansas City and is board certified in neurological surgery.
Dr. Basta has subspecialty interests and expertise in many areas, including:
- Deep brain stimulation for pain, psychiatric and movement disorders such as tremor, Parkinson’s and dystonia
- Brain tumor (benign and malignant) surgery
- Skull base neurosurgery
- Cerebrovascular surgery including aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) Treatment
- Neurosurgical treatment of Trigeminal neuralgia
- Minimally Invasive spine surgery
- Complex Spinal disorders
- Peripheral Nerve surgery
- Gamma Knife and Cyber Knife Radiosurgery
- Trauma and neuro-critical care