Department of ENT and Skull Base Surgery
About Our Department
The Department of ENT (ear, nose, and throat) and Skull Base Surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, and patient-centered care to individuals with disorders of the head and neck, sino-nasal passages, ear, vestibular system, facial nerve, and skull base. Our multidisciplinary team provides the complete spectrum of care, beginning with accurate diagnosis. Whether you need surgical treatment, non-surgical treatment, rehabilitation, or observation, our highly skilled specialists are here to help.
Founded on a commitment to evidence-based medicine and scholarly advancement, our department continuously strives to develop novel treatments through scientific research and clinical trials. Our team is also passionate about education, both for patients and the next generation of experts within our field. Located in the heart of Phoenix, our clinic is proud to serve Arizona and our region.
The Barrow Difference
Barrow has long been recognized for its pioneering contributions to the neurosciences and as a premiere destination for subspecialized treatment. We continue this mission with the Department of Otolaryngology and Skull Base Surgery. As the Institute continues to grow in its scope, our surgeons, audiologists, and other providers will be part of a highly integrated, multi-disciplinary team approach to complex patient care. In turn, patients will benefit from comprehensive and coordinated care delivery to treat the most complex cancers, tumors, and functional disorders encountered by our specialty.
Our team is highly committed to Barrow’s mission of academic advancement. We will strive to improve patient care and develop novel treatments through clinical trials, scientific research endeavors, national and international scholarly engagement, and education of the next generation.
The team is lead by Shawn M. Stevens, MD, and Griffin Santarelli, MD. Dr. Stevens is a dual-board certified neurotologist, otologist and lateral skull base surgeon who is an expert in treatment of disorders within his discipline. Dr. Santarelli is a fellowship-trained expert in treating anterior skull base disorders, complex sino-nasal disease, and head-neck oncology.
What We Treat
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
Sudden Hearing Loss
Vertigo and Dizziness
Tests, Treatments & Procedures
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Skull Base Surgery
Current State of Acoustic Neuroma Care
How a Cochlear Implant Can Help Treat Hearing Loss
Management of Acoustic Neuromas
How to Perform Nasal Irrigation After Surgery
How A Cochlear Implant Changed My Life
Returning to Your Normal Routine after Cochlear Implant Surgery
Fears Related to Hearing Loss
Common Patient Comments About Hearing Loss
Concerns of Foreign Devices Implanted in the Body
What to Expect to Hear With a Cochlear Implant
Life-Changing Effects of a Cochlear Implant
Considering a Cochlear Implant
What to Expect on the Day of Cochlear Implant Surgery