Skull Base Surgery

Tumors at the base of the skull make treatment highly complex. Hard to reach, these challenging tumors affect several areas of the body, from brain function and balance to speaking and swallowing. At Polin Neurosurgery we use advanced technology to treat skull base tumors and other neurological conditions with a level of accuracy that lets you avoid invasive, stressful surgery. We use minimally invasive procedures that allow tumor removal with less damage to the brain and surrounding structures.

Dr. Polin’s fellowship training in skull base surgery, especially pituitary tumors, is a very unique subset of neurosurgery.   He has treated patients from all over the United States.

Pituitary Tumor Treatment

Pituitary gland tumors aren’t cancer, but they do require timely, effective treatment. Whether you need medication or surgery, Polin Neurosurgery offers care from experts in this field.

The pituitary gland makes hormones that affect the way many parts of the body work. It also controls hormones made by other glands in the body. When it comes to pituitary gland tumors, over 99 percent are benign and curable.

If untreated, pituitary tumors can lead to:

  • Blindness
  • Severe headaches
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Joint and bone issues
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Anemia
  • Infertility
  • Reduced longevity

With prompt and proper treatment and, if necessary, appropriate hormone replacement, patients who have had a pituitary tumor can expect to live a normal, productive life.