Skull Base Surgery Program

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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.

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.

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:

Lateral Skull Base Tumors

Lateral skull base tumors are at the back of the skull base and are typically benign. Some examples include these:

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.

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Hear From Our Patients

On the 16th of December, her husband’s birthday, Loralee Ah Mu woke up feeling like she was having a stroke. Her head felt full of dizziness she couldn’t shake off. Immediately, she knew something was wrong and was rushed to the ER. The doctors found a benign tumor in the right side of her brain. Loralee was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma—a rare condition where a tumor develops in the inner ear to the brain, causing hearing loss and imbalance.

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Loralee Ah Me, acoustic tumor patient