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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.

Research

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.

Referrals

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.

Compassionate Healing Starts Here

For over 30 years, we’ve pioneered techniques to provide you with the highest level of compassionate care and the most advanced treatments available.

Advanced Diagnostics & Treatments

Cerebrovascular Surgery
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
One-Piece Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy
Skull Base Surgery

YOUR PERSONALIZED CARE TEAM

Offering Hope Through Research And Discoveries

Our multidisciplinary team, including head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, otologists to medical and radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists, and ophthalmologists, provides 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 present on-site for access to 24/7 care.
Only center in the region offering proton beam radiation for treatment.

AUTHORING BREAKTHROUGHS

Advancing Skull Base Care For Over Three Decades

PATIENT CONNECTION

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.

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

Donations from people like you make the difference.

By advancing medicine, our life-changing research and treatments help countless patients here and around the world. Please donate today.

Skull Base Program News

UC Health First in Region to Use Innovative Hearing Implant

Innovative device completely restored hearing for 71-year-old Judy Landes after years of earaches and irritation.

Contact Us

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.