Skull Base Tumors

The division of cranial base neurosurgery includes three full-time board-certified attending physicians. This group is dedicated to treat patients with skull base disorders, including pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, Rathke’s Cleft cysts, clival chordomas, chondrosarcomas, esthesioneuroblastomas, craniopharyngiomas, orbital tumors, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks.

We collaborate with surgeons in the Department of Otolaryngology and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and physicians in Radiation Oncology, Endocrinology, and Oncology to provide a multidisciplinary evaluation and offer the best treatment choice for our patients with these complex problems.  We perform hundreds of skull base surgeries each year and have one of Chicagoland’s largest pituitary tumor and acoustic neuroma practices. Our outcomes are amongst the best in the Midwest. Each year, Loyola hosts an annual endoscopic skull base surgery course to teach participants about exciting new techniques and approaches in cranial base surgery.  Our physicians have dedicated fellowship experience, national and international recognition, given hundreds of lectures, and receive federal funding to pursue laboratory-based research in the cranial base realm.  


Anand Germanwala, M.D.

Associate Professor