The Vanderbilt Skull Base Center treats acoustic neuromas, which are slow-growing benign tumors located on the balance nerve to the inner ear to the brain. They can cause hearing loss, imbalance, ringing in the ear, and/or weakness or numbness in your facial nerves. The expert treatment team you’ll have at Vanderbilt consistently performs more procedures than all other Tennessee hospitals combined. Our center is one of the few acoustic neuroma treatment centers in the United States.
Our doctors are skilled specialists with a combined 40 years of experience in skull base surgery for acoustic neuromas. We are an Acoustic Neuroma Association Center of Excellence under the Acoustic Neuroma Association and one of the few acoustic neuroma treatment centers in the U.S.
We tailor each surgery to meet your unique needs and ensure that you receive the best possible care. We are highly experienced in the various approaches for skull base tumors.
We provide 35 private neurocritical care rooms, equipped with advanced technology and safety measures. This means you and your family receive neurointensive care of the highest quality.
Doctors from multiple specialties are brought into your treatment team when needed. These might include ENTs, physical therapists, oncologists, radiologists and others. Our multi-specialty surgery team consists of a skull base neurosurgeon, neurotologist, neuroanesthesia specialist and — if needed — a head and neck surgeon.
Our patient care coordinators guide you through your care plan. They can help you schedule appointments, gather medical records, address concerns and coordinate your care among all the specialists involved in your treatment.