Skull Base Program

Our comprehensive skull base surgery program offers the highest level of care through innovative, leading-edge treatments for all cancerous and non-cancerous skull base tumors and other skull base conditions.

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Since 1983, our comprehensive skull base surgery team has been dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible for all—including the most complex—skull base conditions affecting the nerves, bones and tissues between the brain and neck, throat, ears, nose and eyes. We receive referrals from all over the U.S. and are home to internationally recognized skull base surgery experts who focus on patient-centered, individualized care to maximize positive outcomes for our patients.



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.



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, our experts are equipped with the training and advanced resources to care for 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.

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cavernous Hemangiomas
  • Cerebral and Spinal Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CFS) Leaks
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Encephalocele
  • Epidermoid Tumor
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma (Neuroma)
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
  • Meningioma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Orbital Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Pituicytoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Rathke’s Cleft Cyst
  • Sinonasal Malignancies
  • Skull Base Trauma
  • Temporal Bone Cancer
  • Ventricular Tumors

Compassionate Healing Starts Here

For over 40 years, we’ve pioneered techniques to provide you with the highest level of care through the most advanced treatments available.

Advanced Diagnostics & Skull Base Treatments

Cerebrovascular Surgery
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy
One-Piece Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy
Skull Base Surgery
Transsphenoidal Approaches for Pituitary Tumor Resections and Encephalocele Repairs


Reimagining Your Future Ahead

Our multidisciplinary team, including head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, otologists to medical and radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists, and ophthalmologists, provide patient-centered, individualized care.

One of 10 centers in the country that perform auditory brainstem implantation.
Only accredited teaching institution in the region.
All specialties are present on-site providing patients access to 24/7 care.
Only center in the region offering proton beam radiation for treatment.


Revolutionizing Skull Base Care For Over Four Decades


Elizabeth’s Story

In a matter of months, Elizabeth Wilson went from experiencing minor hearing loss to becoming a brain tumor patient. The wife and mother from Trussville, Alabama, began having balance issues and daily headaches. Her condition got worse over time. Discover more about Elizabeth's journey to recovery.


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