If you have an ear-related disorder like acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), cholesteatoma, hearing loss or neurofibromatosis, seeking expert care can help you achieve the best possible outcome.
The Rush otology, neurotology and lateral skull base surgery team understands how profoundly these conditions can impact your quality of life. That’s why we’ll do our best to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms.
Our specialists are dedicated to patient care, medical education and research. They have the skill and experience it takes to uncover complex problems deep inside the ear. They also offer advanced surgery techniques to address problems in the lateral skull base (base of skull near the ear).
And when they’re not caring for patients or teaching the next generation of providers, our specialists are also researchers who work to find better and safer treatments for ear disease. They’ve helped refine the techniques used in eustachian tube surgery and test promising new therapies for inner ear disorders.
Even if previous therapies haven’t improved your symptoms, that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. We frequently offer second opinions to people who need the more advanced treatments available at Rush.
Rush Excellence in Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery
- Innovative surgery options: Tumors, bony masses and other sources of ear blockage or damage can be hard to treat — because they’re hard to reach. But our specialists offer unique surgical techniques that let them treat your condition with fewer incisions or without cutting through bone. These techniques, including microsurgery and lateral skull base surgery, also help them preserve nearby healthy nerves, blood vessels and tissue.
- Better, safer devices and implants: Today, people with hearing loss have more treatment options than ever before. Rush offers most of these options, including traditional hearing aids, osseointegrated implants and cochlear implants.
- Care when and where you need it: To help make it easier for you to receive care, Rush offers same-day and evening appointments. We also see patients at several locations in Chicago (Rush University Medical Center and Rush South Loop) and the suburbs (Oak Brook and Oak Park) .
- Complete care for complex conditions: Ear-related problems occur for many reasons, including blockages, aging, injuries and tumors. Our otology and neurotology team may connect you to other Rush specialists who can help identify and treat your unique condition. Our extended team includes specialists in neurosurgery, facial plastic surgery, radiation oncology, head and neck oncology, audiology and physical therapy.