Ear, nose and throat specialists in the Department of Otolaryngology are part of the multidisciplinary team at the Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic.
Specialized Care to Preserve Cranial Nerve Function
If you have a benign or malignant tumor of the skull base in or around the ear or a tumor affecting the cranial nerves near your ear, you need care from our neurotologist. He has specialized experience with unique microsurgical techniques that help to preserve cranial nerve function, which includes facial nerve function, hearing and swallowing.
Our neurotologist works with other members of the team at the Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Brain and Spine Tumor Clinic at Rush to develop a comprehensive care plan that is right for you. He has training in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery and specializes in the management of rare tumors, such as acoustic neuroma, paraganglioma and meningioma.
Expert Diagnosis and Treatment for Head and Neck Tumors
Whether you have a benign or malignant tumor of the thyroid, salivary glands, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), oral cavity (mouth), sinuses or skull base, you will receive care from a team at Rush that includes surgeons with expertise in head and neck surgery and skull base surgery.
When you come to Rush, you can undergo a safe, transoral biopsy of your tumor that is done in the office, eliminating the need for surgical biopsy and enabling more rapid and accurate diagnosis. Our specialists also have state-of-the-art instruments for detailed video examinations of the larynx, sinuses and throat.
If you need surgery, the team at Rush specializes in minimally invasive approaches that can result in shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, less blood loss and scarring, and reduced risks of infections and long-term swallowing problems compared with conventional surgical techniques. These approaches include endoscopic transnasal resection of skull base tumors, and the da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic surgery system with 3-D high-definition viewing, on oral, head and neck tumors.
Using specialized techniques, the surgical team at Rush can access tumors that previously may have been considered inoperable. The interdisciplinary approach at Rush ensures that your team also includes specialists in plastic and reconstructive surgery if necessary.
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