Anterior Skull Base Surgery in Dallas, TX
Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers anterior skull base surgery to residents of Dallas, Plano, and the surrounding Texas communities.
Dr. Saman currently serves as the Medical Director of Head and Neck Oncological and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano
About Anterior Skull Base Surgery
The skull base is the framework or bony plates upon which the brain sits. Many nerves exiting the brain and going into the facial structures as well as major blood vessels course through the various openings of the skull base. In addition, the skull base is the anatomic structure that separates the brain from the sinuses and ears. Therefore infections and tumors of the skull base can directly affects the craniofacial function.
Benign and malignant tumors of the skull base, as well as skull base defects and/or infections, may result in untoward outcomes. Many of the common procedures include addressing diseases of the frontal sinus, clival tumors, cranioplasty or skull reshaping, parapharyngeal skull base tumors, defects of the skull base resulting in leakage of brain fluid or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), resection of pituitary tumors, and orbital tumors.
Addressing these challenging conditions requires a high level of training and dedication. Intraoperative monitoring, including intraoperative neuromonitoring as well as image-guided navigation is utilized to ensure patient safety. Nonetheless, these procedures carry certain innate risks. Dr. Saman’s expertise in both open and endoscopic skull base surgery allows him to address this complex anatomic area safely and effectively. Many of the procedures are performed in conjunction with neurosurgical colleagues skilled in neuro-oncology.
Please remember to bring all imaging (CT, MRI, etc.), doctor reports, and if available, pathology reports to your initial consultation.
To learn more about anterior skull base surgery and to determine if it is right for you, contact our office today. Learn more about our financing information. Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery serves the communities of Dallas, Plano and other nearby areas.
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