Our Approach to Transorbital Skull Base Surgery
Stanford Health Care offers minimally invasive transorbital skull base surgery to treat tumors or other abnormal growths behind the eyes, in the base of the skull, or near the sinuses. Transorbital procedures such as transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (also known as TONES) are designed to provide an effective treatment, minimize trauma to healthy tissue, shorten hospital stays and recovery times, and reduce the risk of complications and scarring.
Transorbital Skull Base surgery is performed by a team of oculoplastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and rhinologists working in close coordination. Our doctors are among the most experienced in the world. We have helped lead the development of this innovative technique and continue to research new advances. As a result, we can offer patients the most advanced transorbital skull base surgical options, some not yet available anywhere else.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU FOR TRANSORBITAL SKULL BASE SURGERY
- Extensive training and years of experience as an international leader in transorbital surgery techniques such as transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES).
- An emphasis on avoiding facial nerve damage and minimizing the risk of injuring the brain.
- Complete, compassionate treatment from a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals in our state-of-the-art clinic.
- Research programs exploring new advances in transorbital skull base surgery, some that may not be available yet at any other center.
- Assistance from our International Medical Services team to plan your travel and accommodations.
What Is Transorbital Skull Base Surgery?
Your doctor may recommend this approach to treat tumors, abscesses, aneurysms, and other abnormalities that can affect the frontal sinuses and skull base as well as surrounding blood vessels and nerves.
Among its potential advantages, the transorbital approach gives surgeons access to the skull base with minimal risk of trauma to the brain and minimal risk of scarring.