Skull Base Tumors

The Methodist Brain and Spine Institute’s multidisciplinary approach to skull base tumors brings together renowned experts from many specialties to give you comprehensive, personalized care. Our specialists collaborate to discuss your needs and options, so you get the highest level of care.

Treatment for Skull Base Tumors

Surgery is often part of the treatment for skull base tumors. Our surgeons have pioneered techniques and surgical approaches that allow for maximum safe removal of tumors in this delicate and complex area. They are experts in open and minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical approaches to skull base tumors.

The Skull Base Tumor Program treats over 40 different types of skull base tumors including:

  • Meningiomas
  • Paranasal sinus tumors
  • Trigeminal schwannoma
  • Vestibular schwannoma (Acoustic neuroma)
  • Epidermoid
  • Chordoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Glomus jugulare
  • Pituitary tumors
  • ProlactinomaTSH secreting adenoma (Hyperthyroidism)
  • ACTH secreting adenoma (Cushing's disease)
  • GH secreting adenoma (Gigantism, Acromegaly)
  • Nonsecreting macroadenoma

Our Skull Base Surgery Team

  • Jon Robertson, MD, Medical Director, Methodist University Hospital Skull Base Surgery Program, and Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery 
  • L. Madison Michael, II, MD, Medical Director, Methodist University Hospital Brain and Spine Institute and Program Director, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery 
  • Chris Fleming, MD, Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery 
  • David Cunningham, MD, Medical Director, Memphis Regional Gamma Knife Center

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Call 901-516-2579

Neurology & Neurosurgery Locations

UT Methodist Physicians Neurology
UT Methodist Physicians Neurology

1325 Eastmoreland Avenue, Suite 370
Memphis, TN 38104

901-758-7888

UT Methodist Physicians Head & Neck Surgery - 7945 Wolf River Blvd
UT Methodist Physicians Head & Neck Surgery - 7945 Wolf River Blvd

7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Second Floor
Germantown, TN 38138

901-609-3570

UT Methodist Physicians Head & Neck Surgery - 1211 Union
UT Methodist Physicians Head & Neck Surgery - 1211 Union

1211 Union Avenue, Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38104

Methodist North Hospital
Methodist North Hospital

3960 New Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128

901-516-5200

Methodist South Hospital
Methodist South Hospital

1300 Wesley Dr.
Memphis, TN 38116

901-516-3700

Methodist University Hospital
Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

901-516-7000

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital
Methodist Olive Branch Hospital

4250 Bethel Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654

662-932-9000

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

7691 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138

901-516-6000