Stanford Health Care offers transtemporal skull base surgery to remove tumors that can affect the ears, upper neck, base of the skull, and surrounding blood vessels and nerves. Temporal bones are the temple on each side of your head and house the structures of your ears.
Our doctors are among the most experienced transtemporal skull base surgeons 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 transtemporal skull base treatment options, some not yet available anywhere else.
As with all surgical procedures that we perform, our goals with transtemporal skull base surgery are to achieve successful outcomes, minimize the risk of complications, help you recover quickly and safely, and enable you to enjoy the best possible quality of life.