Conditions, Diagnostics & Treatments

Our team has vast skill and experience in diagnosing and treating even the most complex acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) and lateral skull base tumors. We offer robust treatment options and work together to choose the right plan for you.


Our patient navigator eases the process for you and your family. Your patient navigator is at your side, guiding you through treatment and beyond.


Conditions We Treat

  • Acoustic neuroma: A benign (noncancerous) tumor that can cause hearing loss and affect balance, facial feeling and movement
  • Hearing loss due to skull base disorders
  • Meningioma: A tumor that's usually benign and grows in the meninges (brain and spinal cord covering), often at the skull base
  • Tinnitus: Ringing, roaring or buzzing in the ears
  • Vestibular balance disorder: A disorder that produces dizziness and a spinning sensation (vertigo)

Evaluation and Diagnosis

The right treatment plan begins with a thorough evaluation. Our experts listen to you and use the latest tools for an accurate diagnosis. We offer:

  • Advanced equipment for hearing, balance and facial movement testing
  • State-of-the-art MRI and CT scans for detailed brain pictures
  • Top neuroradiologists and balance experts with extensive training in interpreting test results
  • Genetic services and a clinic for neurofibromatosis, an inherited disorder that can cause benign nerve tumors

Our patient navigator eases the process for you and your family. Your patient navigator is at your side, guiding you through treatment and beyond.


Treatment

Acoustic neuromas and lateral skull base tumors often affect nerves that control functions such as hearing and balance. Our advanced capabilities allow us to remove or shrink tumors while preserving or replacing nerves to keep as much function as possible.

Our doctors listen to you and understand your goals before recommending treatments, which may include:

  • Active surveillance, closely watching your tumor but not treating it unless it gets worse
  • Medications
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (radiation therapy), also known as Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Microsurgery with a team of leading neurosurgeons and neurotologists

Have Questions or Need Help?

To learn more or make an appointment, call us or send a message to the Acoustic Neuroma and Lateral Skull Base Tumor Program team. You can also ask about a complementary consultation or have us call you back at your convenience.