The Skull Base Microsurgery Center specializes in “difficult to reach” disease processes that involve the bottom of the skull (upon which the brain sits), undersurface of the brain and the brainstem.

Tumors in these areas require the development of corridors through the nose and mouth and around the eyes and ears in order to provide access. Reaching these areas surgically takes a highly specialized, multidisciplinary team of surgeons using maximally and minimally invasive techniques. Eric M. Deshaies, MD, FAANS, FACS. is the area's leading neurosurgeon in this microsurgery sub-specialty.

Conditions that may be treated by these techniques include:

  • Pituitary adenoma 
  • Malignant sinonasal tumor 
  • Malignant tumor of skull/facial bones 
  • Malignant orbital tumor 
  • CSF leak repair 
  • Craniofacial pain syndromes 
  • Trigeminal neuroalgia 
  • Hemifacial spasm 
  • Vestibular schwannomas 
  • Skull base menginiomas 
  • Cranial nerve neuromas 
  • Cavernous sinus tumors 
  • Optic nerve tumors   

Skull Base Microsurgery Physicians/Providers


Skull Base Microsurgery Locations