Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Pituitary
and Skull Base Surgery Program
The ANS Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Program provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and streamlined care for the evaluation and treatment of a variety of skull base tumors and conditions.
Endoscopic technology is rapidly evolving and allows our surgeons to navigate to lesions in the brain and skull base through the natural openings of the face without incisions. Most commonly an approach through the nose (an endonasal corridor) is used and involves the combined efforts of an otolaryngologist and a neurosurgeon. By approaching some of these tumors from below the skull and through the nose, there is less pain, no incisions, and no brain retraction which leads to better neurological outcomes after surgery. The endoscope allows surgeons to look around corners and work around critical structures without manipulating them.
Minimally invasive endoscopic skull base surgery is often an option for pituitary tumors, craniopharygiomas, meningiomas, encephaloceles, chordomas, rheumatoid disease of the cervical spine and other cranial base tumors. However, some patients may still require traditional open approaches and optimal care is achieved by proper patient selection. Our skull base surgeons offer the full range of open and endoscopic surgical options for tumor resection and work as a team with experts in otolaryngology- Head and neck surgery, neuro-radiology, radiation oncology, neuro-endocrinology, endovascular neurosurgery, and neuro-ophthalmology. This approach allows for total care, from initial diagnosis through surgical intervention and post-operative follow-up.
The ANS Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Program is directed by Dr. Yaron A. Moshel, co-director of the Overlook Hospital Brain Tumor surgery program and the Morristown Medical Center Endoscopic Skull base surgery center. Our renown team of physicians cover a wide variety of hospitals and accept patients throughout the tri-state area.