Skull Base Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital
Advances in diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques and instruments for treating skull base lesions and tumors.
At Winthrop, we utilize the latest in diagnostic imaging, instruments, and skull base surgery techniques and have obtained a better understanding of skull base anatomy to remove previously inoperable lesions and tumors with far fewer risks to the patient.
The skull base provides the base on which the brain rests. It contains the eye orbits, ear canals, two carotid arteries, two vertebral arteries, 12 cranial nerves and the blood drainage system of the brain. With so many intricate structures, the skull base is one of the most complex areas on which to operate.
Through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), lesions can be detected earlier, allowing surgeons to operate sooner and prevent many complications. Many skull base tumors are now also treated with minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery treatment, such as CyberKnife®.
Our Skull Base Surgery Team
Michael Brisman, MD
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Jeffrey Brown, MD
Neurosurgery Director of Cyberknife Program
Lee Tessler, MD
Neurosurgery Quality Improvement Committee Chairman
Ramin Rak, MD