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Dr. Miriam I Redleaf, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1855 West Taylor Street; Eye and Ear Institute (eei), 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Miriam Redleaf, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Redleaf's clinical interests: facial problems, hearing loss, and dizziness. Her professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Redleaf's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Redleaf (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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All Interests: Tinnitus, Dizziness, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Nerve Problems, Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Kuang-Huay Tan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Tan works as an otolaryngologist in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Tumor, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David B Conley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Conley is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Conley's areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base tumors. He is affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conley honors. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Conley has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Tumor, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Aster Joe, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1855 W. Taylor Street; Eye and Ear Institute, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Joe practices allergy, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, skull base surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health). Dr. Joe attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Joe's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Sinuplasty, Nose Surgery, Allergies, Cleft Lip and Palate ... (Read more)

Dr. Orin Bloch, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Orin Bloch specializes in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Bloch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bloch completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bloch is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Meningioma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. James P Chandler, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Neurosurgery
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. James Chandler is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandler include endoscopic sinus surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandler honors. Dr. Chandler attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chandler welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Head Injury, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Alaraj, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ali Alaraj works as a neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist. He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Alaraj include cerebrovascular surgery, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. Dr. Alaraj is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Alaraj honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Brain Aneurysm, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

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What is Skull Base Surgery?

Skull base surgery is a procedure done to access and remove tumors or other lesions at the bottom of the skull, upon which the brain rests. To avoid injuring the brain, skull base lesions are reached from the side or underneath the skull. Skull base surgery is often used to treat tumors, but it is also used for arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), a condition in which blood vessels become tangled, and congenital anomalies, or conditions present from birth.

Depending on the region of the skull base in which the lesion is located, the types of surgery that can be performed include:

  • Anterior skull base surgery, which treats lesions in the area above the eyes and behind the nose. Tumors of the anterior skull base include paranasal sinus tumors, pituitary tumors, and meningiomas, which develop in the tissue between the skull and the brain.
  • Middle skull base surgery, which treats lesions in the region behind the eyes around the pituitary gland. Tumors of the middle skull base include meningiomas, pituitary tumors, and cholesteatomas, which are skin growths that occur in the ear.
  • Posterior skull base surgery, which treats lesions around the brainstem and cerebellum. This is the region near where the brain meets the spinal cord. Tumors of the posterior skull base include meningiomas and acoustic neuromas, which develop on a nerve connecting the ear to the brain.

Surgery can be performed with a minimally invasive or open approach. Open skull base surgery requires a craniotomy, which is a surgical drilling of the skull done to expose and access the lesions. The hole or holes in the skull are replaced following surgery. Minimally invasive approaches include endoscopic skull base surgery, which uses a thin tube (endoscope) inserted through the nose, mouth, or an opening made above the eyebrow. Open surgery is usually reserved for larger lesions that cannot be removed endoscopically.

Following your operation, you may require monitoring or testing. Depending on the type of procedure, you will need to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days or up to a week, and it can take anywhere from a few days or weeks (for minimally invasive approaches) to months (for open approaches) before you can return to your normal activity level.

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