Skull base tumors lie in a complex and deep area of the head and neck, surrounded by vital neurologic and vascular structures. The complexities
of this area require a skillful multidisciplinary team of physicians, each with their own areas of expertise, to achieve the best possible outcome.
The Methodist Center for Minimally Invasive Skull Base & Brain Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
What to Expect
- New patient consultation with physicians in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Otolaryngology at Houston Methodist Hospital — Head and Neck Surgery.
- Procurement of diagnostic tests (if not already obtained) to determine the pathology and to delineate the extent of the disease.
- Discussions in a multidisciplinary team approach to determine the treatment course, which may involve surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of treatment modalities.
- If surgery is recommended, a multidisciplinary surgical planning discussion will be held to determine the best possible approach to the tumor.
- Specialized care from neuro ICU and nursing staff with vast experience in caring for skull base tumor patients.
- Follow up care may include speech or swallowing therapy, hormonal therapy and physical rehabilitation.
- Comprehensive post surgical follow up with the multidisciplinary surgical team to evaluate the progress of healing and to monitor for any evidence of recurrence.