Cranial Base Tumors

We provide services for Lateral Skull Base Surgery which may include tumors of the parotid gland, temporal bone, TMJ, or intradural tumors of the middle and posterior fossa, such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, or glomus tumors.  We have minimized the risk of postoperative complications, shortened the hospital stay, and time out of work, while enjoying a less than 3% recurrence rate of these tumors. Our Loyola Center for Cranial Base Tumors has treated over 3000 patients making us one of the top five such programs in the country.

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Matthew Kircher, M.D.

Assistant Professor

John P. Leonetti, M.D.

Program Director, Cranial Base Surgery
Neurological Surgery

Sam Marzo, M.D., FACS

Medical Director, Otolaryngology
Residency Program Director, ENT
Department Chair, Otolaryngology
Neurological Surgery

James Stankiewicz, M.D., FACS,

Medical Director, Audiology
Medical Director, ENT