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Southern California’s Destination for Skull Base Therapeutics

The USC Skull Base Therapeutics Center provides comprehensive treatment for a wide range of pituitary and skull base disorders, no matter how complex. With concierge-level service and the latest minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures, patients can quickly access the advanced treatment they need to recover faster and more comfortably.

Expert Treatment for Complex Conditions

The nationally recognized experts at the USC Skull Base Therapeutics Center use the most advanced techniques to treat patients with complex skull base tumors and related conditions, with a focus on endoscopic, endonasal, pituitary, keyhole and traditional open skull base surgeries. We work with patients across the full spectrum of care, including both newly diagnosed patients and those who have already received treatment for recurrent tumors.

The USC Skull Base Therapeutics Center provides expert treatment for a wide range of conditions:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Astrocytoma/Glioma
  • Cholesterol granulomas 
  • Chordomas
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Epidermoid Tumors
  • Facial nerve tumors
  • Glomus jugulare tumors
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Pituitary adenoma

 We also treat conditions where cranial base expertise is of primary importance, including:

  • Giant or complex cerebral aneurysms: large weaknesses in the arterial walls in brain blood vessels. Bursting an aneurysm results in excessive bleeding on the brain, which can be fatal.
  • Arteriovenous fistulae, including carotid cavernous fistulae: a defect in the walls of arteries sending blood into the brain, which can reduce needed blood flow.
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks: leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (which bathes the brain and spinal cord) into other tissues.

Leading Minimally Invasive Techniques

The USC Skull Base Therapeutics Center is renowned for performing the latest minimally invasive procedures available. We are the highest-volume endoscopic neurosurgery center in the Western U.S., with the most experience in radiosurgery and minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. These advanced techniques are designed to lower overall risk and accelerate recovery.

Simplified, Personalized Care

The physicians at the USC Skull Base Therapeutics Center provide holistic care tailored to fit patients’ needs and lifestyles. All new patients are connected with a dedicated treatment navigator who will arrange all necessary appointments — imaging, diagnostic labs, specialist consultations — in a single visit. In addition, we pride ourselves on our short appointment lead times, so referred patients can begin their treatment journey right away.

Our physicians collaborate closely with the USC Pituitary Center, the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center and the USC Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery and Endoscopic Skull Base Center. This makes it easy for patients to access truly multidisciplinary care, working with specialists who understand the unique conditions and challenges each patient faces.

To refer a patient to the USC Skull Base Therapeutics Center, fill out our secure, HIPAA-compliant online form.