Brain & Skull Base Care

Find a neuroscience expert who specializes in brain and skull base care.

Brain & SkullBase Care

Overview

Our multidisciplinary team of neuroscience specialists has experience and expertise diagnosing and treating a wide variety of brain and skull base conditions — including brain tumors, brain aneurysms, neurological disorders, and non-cancerous tumors in the brain or pituitary gland.

When surgery is recommended, Aurora is a leader in minimally invasive surgical techniques that result in lower complication rates and a faster recovery.

Aurora Difference

Compassionate, Cutting-Edge Care for Neurological Disorders

Aurora Health Care is a destination for brain and skull base care because of our advanced surgical technologies and compassionate, personalized approach to care. We offer:

  • The most advanced surgical techniques available today for the treatment of brain tumors and other neurological disorders. Many of these techniques, including Brain Mapping, Expanded Endonasal Approach and Cyberknife® Technology were pioneered right here at Aurora.
  • A dedicated Care Coordinator who will answer your questions, schedule appointments and explain exactly what you can expect throughout your treatment.
  • A multidisciplinary team of specialists and experts with advanced training in the treatment of brain and skull base conditions, including traumatic brain injury, brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysm and brain tumors.
  • Minimally invasive surgical approaches, many of which let you stay awake during surgery. These minimally invasive techniques can lead to smaller surgical incisions, shorter stays in the hospital and faster recovery times.

Conditions

Cranial Conditions

Aurora is committed to the early diagnosis and innovative treatment of a wide variety of cranial conditions, including primary and metastatic brain tumors of all kinds. We offer advanced care for:

 

Peripheral/Cranial Nerve Conditions

At Aurora, peripheral/cranial nerve conditions are treated by a multidisciplinary team of specialists. These experts have deep experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of nerve and neurological disorders, including:


Brachial Plexus Injury

Cranial Nerve Palsy

Dyesthesia


Hemifacial spasm

Neuromyelitis Optica

Peripheral Nerve Injury


Peripheral Nerve Tumor

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Services & Treatment

Treatment for Brain Tumors and Other Neurological Disorders

From traumatic brain injury to neurological disorders of all kinds, our team will work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your condition. Our advanced surgical treatments include:

  • Brain mapping – this cutting-edge technology can be used to diagnose chronic conditions, locate brain tumors, and help us decide which type of surgery will benefit you most. Thanks to 3D technology, brain mapping can help your surgeon see the difference between healthy brain tissue and diseased tissue, and create a 3D map of your brain to better navigate your surgery. Learn more about brain mapping.
  • Craniotomy – during a craniotomy, a small part of your skull is removed so your surgeon can access your brain. After the procedure – which can be used to remove tumors, treat traumatic brain injury or clip aneurysms – your surgeon replaces the skull with tiny screws and plates. Learn more about craniotomy.
  • Expanded Endonasal Approach (EEA) – this minimally invasive procedure allows your surgeon to enter the skull base through the nose and access skull base tumors without the need for open skull base surgery. Find out more about Expanded Endonasal Approach (EEA).
  • Microvascular Decompression – also known as MVD, this treatment can ease the painful spasms and twitching associated with cranial nerve conditions like hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia. During the procedure, the nerves are cushioned with tiny Teflon pillows in order to provide long-term symptom relief. Learn more about microvascular decompression.
  • Neuroradiologic care – this minimally invasive procedure is used to diagnose and treat brain and skull base conditions like blood clots in the brain, brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. Dive deeper into neuroradiologic care.

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