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Lateral Skull Base Surgery Program

The physicians at NYU Langone’s Lateral Skull Base Surgery Program are experts at managing diseases and disorders of hearing, balance, the cranial nerves, and the skull base. We work in tandem with NYU Langone’s experts in neurosurgery.


U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranks NYU Langone the No. 1 hospital in the country for neurology and neurosurgery.

Dr. John Golfinos and Dr. J. Thomas Roland Perform Surgery

Dr. John Golfinos and Dr. J. Thomas Roland perform lateral skull base surgery.

Our team offers comprehensive and compassionate expertise for conditions such as acoustic neuromas or other nerve tumors; facial nerve tumors; meningiomas, a common type of brain tumor that is usually benign; neurofibromas, a genetic condition linked to tumors of special cells that nourish the nerves; cholesteatomas, or abnormal growths in the middle ear and intracranial space; and skull base inflammatory and infectious diseases.

We also provide customized management of symptoms caused by the above conditions—such as hearing loss, facial nerve weakness, and vocal cord weakness—through our Cochlear Implant Center, Facial Nerve Center, and Voice Center. For example, our Cochlear Implant Center offers auditory brainstem implants as well as other auditory prostheses, depending on your individual needs and medical history.

Our team is an important part of the Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Program, one of the largest in the country. Patients have access to advanced medical care and techniques through this program, such as new drug trials, delicate surgical removal, stereotactic radiation that precisely targets tumors, and cochlear and auditory brainstem implants.

To make an appointment or to visit our center, you can contact us directly or check to see if you need a referral from your primary physician or general otolaryngologist.

Our Team of Doctors

Our doctors offer individualized, patient-centered care and advanced treatment options. We also recommend surgical options to help manage your individual issue or the side effects that go along with it, as well as rehabilitative options to help speed recovery.

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