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Skull Base Surgery

Skull base refers to the area of the skull where the brain rests. Skull base surgery, sometimes called cranial base surgery, involves removing tumors or vascular lesions which cross the base of the skull.

Our physicians are board certified and are experts in treating:

  • Skull base tumors
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Craniofacial malformations/ fractures
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Orbital tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Pharyngeal tumors
  • Schwannomas
  • Temporal bone tumors

UR Medicine surgeons perform several skull base procedures, depending on the location and type of tumor or vascular lesion. Treatment options include:

  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic surgery
  • Image-guided neurosurgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Micro-Lumbar Discectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy