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Skull Base Surgery

In addition to the management of nasal and sinus disease, our physicians are highly trained in basic and complex endoscopic skull base surgery. We routinely work with our neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists to treat the entire spectrum of sino-orbital and skull base disorders as a part of our Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Program.

Sino-Nasal Tumors

We offer extensive experience in the diagnosis and minimally-invasive treatment of both benign and malignant tumors of the nose and sinuses, allowing physicians to frequently remove large tumors through an endoscopic approach. 

We work in close collaboration with our head and neck surgeons and neurosurgeons to develop minimally invasive approaches to skull base surgery, as well as consultation and referral for medical and radiation oncology to complement the procedure.

CSF Leak/Encephalocele

In some situations, the integrity of the fibrous surrounding of the brain can be compromised resulting in a brain fluid (cerebrospinal fluid) leak. In the past, neurosurgeons required external skull incisions and brain retraction to reach the point of repair. Now, using minimally-invasive techniques for skull base surgery, these leak points can be identified and repaired endoscopically through the nose.

Endoscopic Orbital Procedures

We collaborate with ophthalmologists to perform minimally-invasive surgeries such as endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), orbital decompression and optic nerve decompression.

For More Information

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 847.504.3300.