- Endoscopic Surgery
- Radio Therapy
When you come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for skull base tumor treatment, you can expect:
- A conservative approach to treatment that aims to avoid surgery unless it is absolutely necessary.
- Seamless collaboration between neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-oncologists and radiation oncologists, all with the goal of providing more personalized and effective treatment.
- Access to clinical trials for the latest radiation therapy and chemotherapy treatments for cancerous skull base tumors.
"Saving Baby Anderson's life is an absolute wonderful thing. It is an opportunity and it’s a privilege."
Skull Base Tumor Clinical Trials
I would recommend the Miami Neuroscience Institute for someone suffering from a brain tumor or another neurological problem,” she says. “Everyone at the Institute took great care of me, but more importantly, they answered all of my questions, which were many. I’ve met so many people who do not let a disease or an illness define them. It changes them, but it doesn’t define who they are, and I find that incredibly inspiring and motivating myself
The amount of time you spend in the hospital after surgery will depend on the size and location of your tumor. In some cases, patients are only in the hospital for a couple of days. However, for some more complex surgeries, patients may need to recover in the hospital for seven to 10 days.
Most patients who undergo skull base tumor surgery will not need rehabilitation after the procedure. However, if rehabilitation is needed, Miami Neuroscience Institute provides an extensive outpatient and inpatient neurorehabilitation program that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
The approach we take to your surgery, including where we make incisions, will depend on the location of your tumor. However, our team will do everything possible to avoid incisions on the face. If open surgery is necessary, we will strive to keep all incisions behind your hairline.
A Miami Neuroscience Institute, we take a team approach to every case. We have a weekly meeting among brain tumor specialists to discuss skull base tumor cases and determine the best treatment option for the patients with these tumors. The collaborative discussions among the physicians at these meetings ensures patients are getting the best possible treatment option available.