Skull Base Tumors

Published On 07/11/2011

The Methodist Brain and Spine Institute’s multidisciplinary approach to skull base tumors brings together renowned experts from many specialties to give you comprehensive, personalized care. Our specialists collaborate to discuss your needs and options, so you get the highest level of care.

Treatment for Skull Base Tumors

Surgery is often part of the treatment for skull base tumors. Our surgeons have pioneered techniques and surgical approaches that allow for maximum safe removal of tumors in this delicate and complex area. They are experts in open and minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical approaches to skull base tumors.

The Skull Base Tumor Program treats over 40 different types of skull base tumors including:

  • Meningiomas
  • Paranasal sinus tumors
  • Trigeminal schwannoma
  • Vestibular schwannoma (Acoustic neuroma)
  • Epidermoid
  • Chordoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Glomus jugulare
  • Pituitary tumors
  • ProlactinomaTSH secreting adenoma (Hyperthyroidism)
  • ACTH secreting adenoma (Cushing's disease)
  • GH secreting adenoma (Gigantism, Acromegaly)
  • Nonsecreting macroadenoma

Our Skull Base Surgery Team

  • Jon Robertson, MD, Medical Director, Methodist University Hospital Skull Base Surgery Program, and Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery 
  • L. Madison Michael, II, MD, Medical Director, Methodist University Hospital Brain and Spine Institute and Program Director, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery 
  • Sandeep Samant, MD, Professor and Vice Chairman, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery 
  • Chris Fleming, MD, Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery 
  • David Cunningham, MD, Medical Director, Memphis Regional Gamma Knife Center

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