University Hospitals Offers Expert Care for Disorders of the Brain and Skull Base
The Center for Skull Base Diseases at University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute provides a multidisciplinary team comprised of specially trained and experienced surgeons who manage a wide variety of tumors and other disorders of the brain and skull base. Common problems that are managed include acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, arteriovenous malformations, and pituitary tumors. Over 20 clinicians, from a variety of specialties, have joined together at the center to provide specialized care for these complex clinical conditions. Many of these providers also have privileges at UH Seidman Cancer Center so, if a tumor proves to be cancerous, the patient’s care can continue seamlessly and without interruption.
The program is a unique partnership created by the University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University departments of otolaryngology and neurosurgery. The full faculty includes specialists and subspecialists in all related areas, including radiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, and radiation therapy, as well as various supporting services. Patients with cancer involving the skull base region will benefit from being evaluated and treated by team members who are part of UH Seidman Cancer Center.
The Center at a glance:
The Center for Skull Base Diseases offers a variety of skull base disease services. These include:
- Anterior Cranial Base Surgery
- Middle Cranial Base Surgery
- Orbital and Ocular Disease
- Pituitary Disorders
- Posterior Cranial Base Surgery
- Temporal Bone Surgery, including cochlear implants
Center for Skull Base Diseases Offers Broad Range of Services
By virtue of the broad and diverse faculty at the Center for Skull Base Diseases at University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute, we are able to provide a number of interdisciplinary services.
- Interventional neuroradiology
- Radiation oncology
- Patient advocate
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Social services
- Speech therapy
- Swallowing rehabilitation for dysphagia
- Diagnostic neuroradiology
- Neurodiagnostics and neurophysiology