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Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi, German
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Endoscopic repair of CSF leak
  • Adult Neuro-Oncology
  • Awake craniotomy
  • Balloon Compression for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Mapping
  • Brain Tumor Diagnosis
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cranial Radiosurgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
  • Endoscopic repair of CSF leak
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Treatment
  • Glycerol Injection for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Icp Monitoring
  • Laser ablation for Brain Tumors
  • Laser Interestitial Thermal Therapy
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Neuroendoscopic Cerebral Fenestration
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Rhizotomy for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shunt Replacement
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery
  • Ventricular Shunt Surgery
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Basilar Invagination
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Skull Base Tumors
  • Brain abscess
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Invasion
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordomas
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorder
  • CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Leak
  • Cushing disease
  • Dandy -Walker Syndrome
  • Encephalocele
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Gliomas
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Meningoencephalocele
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pineal Lesion
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spine Tumors
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Cord
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibular Schwannomas
View all 52 Specialties +


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About Hamid Borghei-Razavi, MD

Hamid Borghei-Razavi, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida specializing in Brain Tumor Surgery, Open and Endoscopic Skull Base surgery, Pituitary Surgery, and Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Dr. Borghei-Razavi received his medical degree from Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) and University of Lübeck in Germany. He completed his residency training at Clemenshospital, University of Münster, Germany. During his residency training he was awarded a scholarship by the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC) to participate in a resident exchange program at the prestigious Keio University Skull Base Center in Tokyo, Japan. After finishing his training in Germany, he performed a year Research Fellowship in Skull base Neuroanatomy at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He then completed two Clinical Fellowships in Neurosurgical Oncology and Advanced Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, devoting his efforts to minimally-invasive neurosurgical techniques.

Dr. Borghei-Razavi has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and serves as a Cranial Base section editor in World Neurosurgery journal. He also received multiple national and international awards and scholarships in recognition of these accomplishments.

Watch Dr. Borghei-Razavi's involvement in this patients journey: Barry U professor's brain-tumor surgery successful thanks to technology, teamwork.

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Surgical Neuroanatomy Research Fellow
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - Clemens hospital- University of Muenster
Neurological Surgery
Muenster, Germany

Medical Education - Iran University of Medical Sciences


Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Scientific Advisory Board member, Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research (FCBTR)
  • Cranial Base Section Editor, World Neurosurgery Journal, Elsevier


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery, Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Laser Interestitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)

Awards & Honors

  • Scientific Advisory Board member, Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research (FCBTR), 05/2020
  • KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America MIS Lab Grant, 02/2020
  • Fellow of the European Board of Neurological Surgery (FEBNS), 03/2018
  • Poster of Distinction Award; 27th Annual Meeting of North American Skull Base Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 03/2017
  • Rolf Dierichs Research Grant; Münster, Germany, 04/2014
  • Karl-Storz Scholarship; German Soc. Skull Base Surgery, 10/2013
  • Carls-Zeiss German-Japan Exchange Program Scholarship;German Soc. Neurosurgery& Dept. Neurosurgery and Skull Base Surgery, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 05/2013
  • Karl-Storz Fellowship Award; 6th Intl. Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies/10th European Skull Base SocietyCongress, Brighton, England, 05/2012


  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • North American Skull Base Society (NASBS)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgery (Vascular and Tumor Section) (AANS)
  • European Association of Neurological Surgery (EANS)
  • German Society of Neurological Surgery (DGNC)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/1/2020, Dr. Borghei-Razavi has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

102 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Very good experience. Dr. Razavi was extremely personable, a great listener, and a pleasure to visit when I was very nervous about the appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

The person that pick up the phone when I called was very nice and helpful I called early in the morning and was able to see the Doctor the same day he went above and beyond to help me I am very Thankful for him

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Great doctor excellent neurologist MD.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Borghei-Razavi is a caring and excellent Surgeon.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Razavi was very patient and helped me to understand the medical process and the next steps. He consulted with other Doctors to ensure the next steps were appropriate. Excellent neurosurgeon.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

always has been exceptional since I have had several dr. experiences a few years

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

So far so good. It was easy to communicate with Dr. Razavi.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. made sure I fully understood all the information he gave me and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Razavi and his staff were thorough and clear in all of their explanations of my procedure. They were considerate of my concerns and questions, patiently explaining everything to me in language I could understand. Dr. Razavi did not rush me in any way during the appointment. He took the time to work out all of the logistics concerning my surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Living in Cape Coral on the west coast, I was glad to be able to have this video appointment with Dr. Razavi. I experienced the same care as I had been given at the in-person appointment with Dr. Razavi and his staff prior to this without the travel. It was very convenient.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

*Dr. Hamid Razavi and *Dr. Badih Adada are two of the finest physicians and individuals a patient could have.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

great experience with an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Had a very good experience with the Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

My doctor is Awesome he asked me questions and he listened to all my answers I am so greatly appreciated to have him as my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

The Doctor was fantastic. We were so uplifted by his bedside manner and how good he was to us.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Doctor Razavi's honesty and thorough explanations helped me fell at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Doctor Razavi's attention and ways of explaining everything put me at ease.

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