Skull Base Surgery

The Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery & Facial Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) provides diagnosis and treatment of tumors, cysts and cancers affecting the skull base. Nationally ranked as the 45th ENT Department by the U.S. News and World Report in 2008, our multidisciplinary team of specialists relentlessly uphold its commitment to LLUMC's values of integrity, compassion, teamwork, wholeness and excellence. Patients receiving advanced surgical treatments available at LLUMC will experience the most optimal and innovative healthcare all within a one-stop shop.

Skull Base Conditions and Treatment

  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Endoscopic pituitary surgery - A minimally invasive surgical procedure using an endoscope and other small, non-invasive instruments to remove a pituitary tumor.
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Infratemporal fossa tumors - Surgical procedure that targets tumor growths on the Infratemporal Fossa, an irregularly shaped cavity located on the side of the skull.
  • Lateral skull base surgery - A surgical option targeting tumor growths for the lateral areas of the skull.
  • Rathke's syst
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Sellar and suprasellar tumors
  • Subcranial surgery - A highly sophisticated surgical procedure targeting tumor growths for areas below the cranium.

Contact Us and Learn More

To make an appointment, please call us at 909-558-2824. For more information, patients and referring physicians can email the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery & Facial Plastic Surgery directly. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.