Treating Disorders Deep Within the Brain
Diseases of the skull base are rare, but potentially life threatening. Nowhere in the human body are so many neurological and vascular structures so densely concentrated.
Disorders may range from benign and malignant tumors (cancers), infections and birth defects to traumatic head injuries. Treatment is highly complex because tumors and lesions in this area are hard to reach. Surgery often is required to restore function to the network of nerves, arteries and sensing organs that enable us to see, hear, speak and move.
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is one of few medical centers in the United States with a multi-disciplinary surgical team experienced at performing such complex procedures. The health system offers the most advanced diagnostics available and a full range of minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Multi-Disciplinary Surgical Team
Sarasota Memorial’s multi-disciplinary approach provides the safest, least invasive and most comprehensive care possible. Our team combines specialists in neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, sinus and skull base surgery, ear disorders (otology/neurotology), neuroradiology, pituitary disorders (endocrinology) and radiation oncology. Supporting disciplines include physical rehabilitation, occupational therapy and intensivists.
Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination. Our team of doctors meet regularly to discuss complicated cases and develop a treatment plan and protocols individualized to each patient’s needs and condition.
For patients requiring physical rehabilitation after surgery, hospital-based and outpatient neuro-rehabilitation programs are available.
New Patient Appointments
To make an appointment, please call Sarasota Memorial’s HealthLine at (941) 917-7777.