Multidisciplinary care from specialists in Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology, Ophthalmology (ENT) and Radiation Oncology

The Skull Base Clinic at UofL Health – Medical Center East, part of the UofL Health – Brain & Spine Institute, offers a multidisciplinary team of providers from a variety of specialties including Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) and Radiation Oncology. Each provider brings expertise from their specialization with a goal of providing effective and safe treatment for patients with skull base tumors or conditions. Our specialists employ leading-edge treatments using the latest equipment and most modern techniques to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients to achieve the best outcome.

What is Multidisciplinary Care?

Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, our team of providers collaborate on the most effective plan of care for your specific condition. A meeting or “conference” with the specialists involved in your care takes place to discuss aspects of treatment and follow up from the perspective of each medical discipline. We believe this individualized approach takes personalized care to the highest level – and provides the best possible outcomes.

A multidisciplinary clinic gives patients access to the care they need from a variety of medical specialists in one convenient location. Not only does the multidisciplinary clinic allow for patient convenience, but it also brings providers together to collaborate on the best care for each patient’s special needs.

In our multidisciplinary clinic, each patient’s care is:

Customized – Care is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

Comprehensive – Care is holistic considering the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of each patient.

Coordinated – Care provided through the multidisciplinary team is coordinated among the specialists allowing for the best treatment and care for your specific diagnosis.

Diseases & Conditions

The following conditions are treated by the providers at the Skull Base Center:

  • Acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannomaAcoustic Neuroma
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak repair
  • Cholesteatoma/cholesterol granuloma
  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Meningioma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Sinonasal malignancy

Treatments & Services

Treatment techniques include a variety of minimally invasive and open surgical approaches such as:

  • Bypass
  • Chemotherapy
  • Endocrinology
  • Endoscopic endonasal approach for biopsy/resection
  • Free tissue transfer/microvascular surgery
  • Intraoperative neuro-monitoring of the brain and cranial nerves
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiotherapy and Cyberknife/Brachytherapy
  • Skull base reconstruction
  • Use of stereotactic navigation for biopsy or craniotomy

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