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Skull Base Non-Tumor Care

The Vanderbilt Skull Base Center treats many non-tumor conditions that affect bones, nerves and skin in the skull base area. Our care team has the experience and expertise required to achieve optimal results from your treatment for any skull base non-tumor condition you’re experiencing.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all non-tumor skull base conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Marc L. Bennett

Marc L. BennettMD, FACS

    Acoustic Neuroma, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing Loss, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology
Lola B. Chambless

Lola B. ChamblessMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pituitary Surgery
Rakesh K. Chandra

Rakesh K. ChandraMMHC, MD

    Adult Rhinitis, Adult Sinusitis, Allergy / Immunology, CSF Leak Repair, Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery
Naweed I. Chowdhury

Naweed I. ChowdhuryMD

    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Skull Base Conditions, Skull Base Surgery
Anthony J. Cmelak

Anthony J. CmelakMD

    Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosciences, Primary and Metastatic Nervous System Cancers, Radiation Oncology, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers
David S. Haynes

David S. HaynesMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Adult and Pediatric Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology

Why Choose Skull Base Non-Tumor Care at Vanderbilt

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience

    Vanderbilt is a leader in treating intracranial cerebrospinal spinal fluid (CSF) leaks. These types of leaks are different than spinal CSF leaks and occur at the skull base through the nose or ear. Our experienced surgical team performs more procedures than all other Tennessee hospitals combined.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    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.

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.


1215 21st Ave. S., Suite 7209
Nashville, TN 37232