Cranial Base Center

The experts in the OSUCCC – James Cranial Base Center provide nationally and internationally recognized patient care specifically designed to offer comprehensive treatment for patients with disorders affecting their skull base, spine, brain and paranasal sinuses.

Every person’s disease is different, with individually unique genes and molecules driving that disorder. At the OSUCCC – James, our cranial base subspecialists are world-renowned experts who focus solely on cranial disorders. We have brought together neurosurgeons and otolaryngology–head and neck surgeons that work as a surgical team dedicated to the management of skull base disorders. We offer the entire breadth of surgical therapies for patients with tumors or other disorders of the skull base. Our surgeons are experienced in open, traditional techniques and minimally invasive surgeries, including endoscopic intra-ventricular approaches, brain port surgery and mini-craniotomies. They are pioneers in endonasal endoscopic and endoscopic assisted approaches, as well as transoral robotic surgery approaches, and have developed and led protocols for many of the world's most advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our dedicated operating rooms integrate the most advanced technological innovations to improve the precision, efficiency and safety of the procedures; therefore, offering an environment that facilitates comprehensive care that achieves the most favorable outcomes. 

The multidisciplinary collaboration by our world renowned experts continually produces exciting transformations in skull base surgery. Partnership with multiple other specialties that share goals and interests amplifies the evolution and distribution of alternative treatments that offer equivalent or superior results with much less side effects and complications. Working together with subspecialists in the fields of diagnostic neuroradiology, endovascular neurosurgery, pathology, anesthesiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, endocrinology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology we continue to improve the lives of our patients, eradicating tumors that were considered incurable while restoring the best quality of life possible. 

Our never-ending effort toward perfecting our care supplies momentum in the search for innovative and more efficient therapies, which drives the transition from diagnosis and treatment to more precise and personalized care that results in superior, more predictable outcomes.

Also, because some of the country’s most advanced clinical trials are right here at the OSUCCC – James, patients know that additional options, when needed, are always available for their treatment and care.

What is the Cranial Base Center?

The OSUCCC – James Cranial Base Center provides nationally acclaimed patient care specifically designed for patients with disorders affecting their skull, base, spine, brain and paranasal sinuses.

These include:

  • adenocarcinomas
  • adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • sinonasal undifferentiated  carcinoma
  • soft tissue sarcomas
  • chordomas
  • chondrosarcomas
  • osteosarcomas
  • metastasis
  • pituitary tumors
  • brain tumors
  • skull-base defects (called CSF leaks or CSF fistulas)
  • meningiomas
  • craniopharyngiomas
  • Rathke’s cleft cysts
  • Trigeminal schwannomas
  • acoustic neurinomas
  • gliomas
  • hemifacial spasm
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • platybasia
  • basilar invagination
  • Chiari malformation

The OSUCCC – James Cranial Base Center experts coordinate individualized patient care through a centralized system, which means each patient receives a streamlined treatment process — from the time of diagnosis all the way through posttreatment follow-up.

Additionally, our internationally recognized medical research specialists initiate and lead advanced studies and clinical trials to enhance diagnosis and surgical techniques and to continually develop new, leading-edge approaches to cranial care and treatment.

And as pioneers in endonasal surgery for more than 20 years, the OSUCCC – James cranial specialists and subspecialists have developed and led protocols for many of the world’s most advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques.

If you have been diagnosed with a cranial base disorder and would like a second opinion, or if you would like to speak with a cranial base specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.

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