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Title Director of Minimally Invasive Cranial and Pituitary Surgery Program
Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi, German
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Neuro-Oncology
  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Balloon Compression for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Brain Biopsy
  • 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 Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Glycerol Injection for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitoring
  • Intraoperative Brain Mapping and Monitoring
  • Laser Ablation for Brain Tumors
  • Laser for Radiation Necrosis
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • 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
View all 36 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 Hemorrhage
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Invasion
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordomas
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorder
  • Cushing Disease
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
  • Encephalocele
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Meningoencephalocele
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occipital Nerve Decompression
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Pineal Lesion
  • Pineal Tumors - Adult
  • Pituitary Stalk Lesions
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphomas
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spine Tumors
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Cord
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibular Schwannomas
View all 58 Specialties +


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About Hamid Borghei-Razavi, MD

Hamid Borghei-Razavi, MD, FACS is director of Minimally Invasive Cranial and Pituitary Surgery Program at Cleveland Clinic Florida, research director of the Neuroscience Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida Region and an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine 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 (Universität zu 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 160 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and is on the editorial board for multiple journals. He also received multiple national and international awards and scholarships in recognition of these accomplishments.
Read an article on  Delayed Pain Relief Following Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia

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

Dr. Hamid Borghei-Razavi said Hemphill’s condition was caused by a tumor on her pituitary gland which was causing her adrenal glands to produce excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol. Watch the whole story Rare condition called Cushing’s Disease may be underreported.

She thought her weight gain was due to giving birth. She learned it was tumor.

Watch a CBS interview on brain tumors.

Read an article on Intraoperative DynaCT Enhances Cannulation Planning for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Watch a video on treating Glioblastoma, one of the most common tumors of the brain.

Read an article on Second-Line Treatments Expanding for Recurrent Brain Cancers

Read an article on Nascent Pituitary Surgery Program Leaps Ahead

Read an article on Tumor on Man's Pituitary Gland Causes Painful and Dangerous Extreme Growth

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
Tehran, Iran

Additional Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Lübeck, Germany, 2014 

Professional Highlights

  • Director of Minimally Invasive Cranial and Pituitary Surgery Program, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Research director, Neuroscience Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida Region 
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Associate program director, Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Scientific Advisory Board member, Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research (FCBTR)
  • Cranial Base Section Editor, World Neurosurgery Journal, Elsevier


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery - Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery, Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) for Brain Tumors, Chiari Malformation

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS), 10/2023
  • Scientific and Research Committee member, North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), 2022-2024
  • Chair of Pituitary Education Day, North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), 2/2024
  • Chair of Kawase Education Day, North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), 2/2023
  • 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 Society Congress, Brighton, England, 05/2012


  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • North American Skull Base Society (NASBS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • 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 12/26/2023, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

218 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

The appointment was filled by a practitioner other than the Dr familiar w my condition, the Dr during this visit did not prescribe medication to help w my illness nor answered direct questions, at the end of this appointment the only thing that was achieved was an appointment for an eeg.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

The doctors were very pleasant.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

This was an initial consultation and Dr. Razavi took time with me and answered my questions. He reviewed my MRI and told me what we will be monitoring. Greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Was amazing and explained things in an easy-to understand way. He was Awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

The doctor was very caring and explained my issues very clearly. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Rezavi he just zeroed in on my problem and gave me a diagnosis right away. For me he is the best. He saved me.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Razavi was amazing took time to explain my condition and tell me the plan he was amazing I have more peace of mind!

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

I was very impressed with the staff and the careing attitude from my Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Razavi was personable and kind. I felt he listened to me. When he was reviewing my scans he showed me what he was referring to. And he even took the time to help me schedule my next 2 appointments. I've never had a dr take the time to do that. He was great!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

My experience was maximum, the caring , making sure they explain every single step of procedures to be done,making sure you feel comfortable in every aspect was tremendous. I will recommend the facility and the care of the doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Razavi is great!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr Razvavi takes the time to explain the procedure in depth with patients

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

He was very patient and explained my problems well, and suggested I see another neurologist who had a lot of experience with headaches

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Rias from neurology and Dr Hamid Borghei-Razavi neurosurgery Were excellent they follow thru excellent care

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

He Is an amazing doctor I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Very good prompt action for severity of my condition. Clear explanation from the doctor. Look forward to working with him on my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Your staff and physicians are always caring, efficient, and very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr Razavi took his time to thoroughly review my information and test results. He later conferred with my other Dr. His manner and thorough review provoked much confidence with me.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Very happy with this doctor and this zoom experience.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

The doctor explained everything very thoroughly to me.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Razavi is a great doctor, he truly cares about patients well being and is an excellent surgeon. I'm thankful that him and his team of surgeons took care of my issue.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr was very good about explaining my treatment

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

The doctor is very friendly, very good at his job and well prepared in his profession.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

Scheduling was easy and Dr. Hamid was very patient and went through my issues without hurrying me. He is arranging an MRI.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Hamid was very welcoming, friendly and easy to to talk to. We appreciated his professionalism and knowledge concerning Mishael's issue.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Showed professionalism and exceptional medical experience. I would recommend this physician service to others.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

My experience with my online visit was excellent. Dr Razavi took time to discuss multiple aspects of my diagnosis as well as the treatment choices available.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Zoom visit was available instead of driving. Very fast response by office. Less than 10 minutes after I sent an email I received a phone call to set up the visit. Dr Razavi was excellent at listening to my concerns and through his responses made everything very clear to me. I am at ease as to where we are going and what to expect next. Very satisfied!!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

This is the best doctor I have ever seen!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

I am lucky to have found this Dr.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

I like the fact the Dr.Hamid Borhei RazavidTook the time to help me with my Illness.

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