Skull Base Surgery Program

Your brain sits on your skull base, the crowded area that your spinal cord – as well as many blood vessels and nerves – pass through. If there are benign or malignance growths or abnormalities in this underside part of your brain or the top few vertebrae of your spinal column, you may need surgery.

Because this area is hard to reach and see, our Skull Base Surgery program brings together an integrated, collaborative team of experts from Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Radiation Oncology to develop individualized treatment plans. We specialize in treating acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, skull base meningiomas, metastases, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, encephaloceles, tegmen defects and aneurysms. And we employ the most advanced open and minimally invasive techniques – including microsurgery, radiosurgery and cranial base approaches – to provide the most effective, safe care … and the best outcomes.

Altair Health’s Dr. Yaron A. Moshel, director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center and co-director of the Morristown Medical Center Endoscopic Skull base surgery center, and Dr. Ron Benitez, director of Endovascular Neurosurgery at Atlantic Health System, co-direct Altair Health’s Brain Skull Base Surgery program. Our team of physicians is affiliated with a wide network of hospitals serving patients throughout the tristate area.