Treatment for tumors of the skull base may involve surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of therapies. Surgeons in the Skull Base Tumor Program devise a tailored approach to the tumors for each patient and utilize both open and minimally-invasive endoscopic surgical approaches. For patients who need radiation or chemotherapy our radiation and medical oncologists devise a comprehensive therapy plan.
We continue to employ innovative and state-of-the-art therapy. The opening of the Cyberknife Center at Boston Medical Center in 2008 now provides the first of its kind robotic radiosurgery to our patients. This allows for patients to receive radiation therapy while maximally preserving the normal tissues and hence allow for less side effects and faster recovery. In addition our minimally-invasive endoscopic techniques allows for patients to return home much faster and with few or no incisions.
A special patient navigator follows and assists patients and families through the complex process of consultations, diagnostic testing, treatment and follow up.
Physicians or patients may call for an appointment at 617.414.4899 or 617.414.5093.
Learn more by visiting the Department of Otolaryngology’s main website. (http://bu-ent.com)