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    Skull Base Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona

    Skull Base Surgery

    Skull base surgery is used to treat tumors and other diseases at the base of the brain, behind the eyes, and in the nasal cavity. Procedures that are performed in this complicated area generally fall into two categories:

    • Open skull base surgery, in which an incision is made in the scalp
    • Endoscopic or minimally invasive skull base surgery, which is done through the nose

    At the Barrow Skull Base Program, treatment is provided by a team of specialists in neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery, otolaryngology, oncology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, and other disciplines.

    What is Skull Base Surgery used for?
    • Benign skull base tumors
    • Malignant skull base tumors
    • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Cysts that develop from birth
    • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage from the nose
    Am I a good candidate for Skull Base Surgery?

    You may be a good candidate for skull base surgery if you have a skull base tumor or disorder that requires surgical treatment. Barrow Neurological Institute has been recognized for the development of surgical techniques that more easily access skull base tumors with minimal postoperative side effects.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.