Skull Base Surgery Program
The Skull Base Surgery Program at University of Utah Health has an expert clinical team committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients. We have a multidisciplinary team which involves a neurotologist and a neurosurgeon to remove lateral skull base tumors, such as acoustic tumors (vestibular schwannoma).
We also have a team to remove anterior skull base tumors, such as pituitary tumors, consisting of a neurosurgeon and a rhinologist. Working together, we offer the best possible care.
Why Choose University of Utah Health
Learning you have a tumor in or around your brain and head can be devastating. We are here to provide specialized treatment.
Our internationally known experts bring many years’ experience to each specialty area to give you the best care possible. We also provide high-quality, coordinated care and constantly conduct research allowing us to look for better treatments.
We know that many patients need personalized treatment options that meet their unique needs. We are here to partner with you for life offering exceptional care. With you we will determine customized treatment plans that target your unique situation.
We aim to give you the best care from the beginning to the end of your treatment.
Research by Our Skull Base Tumors Team
At our academic medical center, we specialize in skull base tumor research. We focus our research on patient outcomes and optimizing quality of life. Because we have patients from across the nation, we are fortunate to have a high-volume clinical practice (many patients) to provide data for meaningful research.
We regularly publish the results of our clinical care in premiere medical journals. Medical journals with research like ours shape our field/expertise. Each member of our team is a sought after speaker at national and international meetings, teaching and training other medical professionals.
The more experience our providers have is experience that leads to higher quality outcomes. This means that we can provide higher quality care for you—our patients.
Skull Base Surgery
Our multidisciplinary teams offer evaluation and surgery for two approaches to skull base tumors: Anterior and lateral.
Anterior Skull Base Tumors
Anterior skull base tumors are found in the front of the skull base near where the eye sockets and sinuses are located. Some examples include these: