Anterior Skull Base Surgery – Plano & Dallas, TX

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About Skull Base Surgery

The skull base is the framework or bony plates upon which the brain sits. Many nerves exiting the brain and going into the facial structures, as well as major blood vessels, course through the various openings of the skull base. In addition, the skull base is the anatomic structure that separates the brain from the sinuses and ears. Therefore, infections and tumors of the skull base can directly affect the craniofacial function. Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers anterior skull base surgery to residents of Dallas and Plano, TX and the surrounding communities to help combat and treat these issues. Highly trained in skull base surgery, Board-certified otolaryngologist & head and neck surgeon Dr. Masoud Saman is experienced and trained in providing minimally invasive endoscopic as well as open skull base procedures to his patients. To learn more, contact our Plano, TX office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Saman.

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Our Surgical Approach

Benign and malignant tumors of the skull base, as well as skull base defects and/or infections, may result in unforeseen outcomes. Many of the common procedures include addressing diseases of the frontal sinus, clival tumors, cranioplasty or skull reshaping, parapharyngeal skull base tumors, defects of the skull base resulting in leakage of brain fluid or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), resection of pituitary tumors, and orbital tumors. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Saman will evaluate the best course of treatment for your particular needs and requirements. 

What to Expect

Addressing these challenging conditions requires a high level of training and dedication. Intraoperative monitoring, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and image-guided navigation are utilized to ensure patient safety. Nonetheless, these procedures carry certain innate risks. Dr. Saman’s expertise in both open and endoscopic skull base surgery, which allows him to address this complex anatomic area safely and effectively. Many of the procedures are performed in conjunction with neurosurgical colleagues skilled in neuro-oncology.

Patients should remember to bring all imaging (CT, MRI, etc.), doctor reports, and if available, pathology reports to their initial consultation.

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At Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Saman is highly skilled in performing anterior skull base surgeries for his many patients. He can evaluate your medical history and symptoms in order to create an accurate and effective procedure plan. Contact our Plano, TX office to learn more and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Saman at your earliest convenience. 

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