At UC Health, we lead the region in scientific discoveries and embrace a spirit of purpose – offering our patients and their families something beyond everyday healthcare. At UC Health, we offer hope.
Skull Base Program
Offering the highest level of care through innovative, leading-edge treatments for cancerous and non-cancerous skull base tumors and other cranial nerve disorders.
Since 1983, our team has been dedicated to providing leading-edge care for the most complex skull base conditions affecting the nerves, bones and tissues between the brain and neck, throat, ears, nose and eyes. As the region’s No. 1 preferred neurological care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, the Skull Base Program features leading experts who focus on patient-centered, individualized care to maximize the chances of a positive outcome, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ACTIVE AND VIBRANT RESEARCH
We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.
The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.
We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.
Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.
REFERRING A PATIENT
Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.
We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.
To refer a patient, call 513-475-UCMD (8263)
Conditions We Treat
At UC Health, we offer leading experts and an institution equipped with advanced resources to take care of the most complex conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists and more provide collaborative care for brain and neck, throat, ear, nose and eye problems.
Advancing Skull Base Care For Over Three Decades
Advancement Through Discovery
At UC Health, we have pioneered minimally invasive approaches to the cavernous sinus, as well as open skull base techniques and bypass, and original modifications to classic skull base approaches.
Leading-Edge Surgical Techniques
As an academic health system, UC Health continues to pioneer the newest advancements in surgical technology and leading-edge treatments. For example, the one-piece frontotemporal orbitozygomatic craniotomy was developed at the University of Cincinnati.
Minimally Invasive Approaches
We use minimally invasive approaches to treat tumors, aneurysms and any skull base conditions. The first eyelid approach to anterior skull base was developed by researchers at UC.
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HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE
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By advancing medicine, our life-changing research and treatments help countless patients here and around the world. Please donate today.