Skull Base Surgery

UMass Memorial Medical Center offers a multidisciplinary treatment approach for patients with diseases and disorders of the skull base, which forms the floor of the cranial cavity (the inside of the skull) and separates the brain from facial structures.  This area of the skull houses a number of critical nerves and arteries and requires a team of specialists with advanced training.

Skull base surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center is co-directed by the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Otolaryngology’s Division of Head and Neck Surgery, giving patients access to a broad array of specialists. 

Skull Base Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center

Patients across Central Massachusetts have access to the latest surgical techniques at UMass Memorial Medical Center, combined with the most advanced technology, to treat skull base conditions. We provide comprehensive services for patients with:

  • Pituitary tumors
  • Tumors of the nose, sinus and nasopharynx
  • Spinal fluid leaks
  • Cavernous sinus tumors
  • Infratemporal fossa tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Facial paralysis following temporal bone fracture
  • Recurrent Bell’s palsy
  • Vertigo surgery
  • Chiari malformations
  • Graves ophthalmopathy
  • Orbital tumors
  • Oculoplastic reconstructive surgery
  • Intraocular malignancies