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.
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
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: