MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the regional leader in skull base surgeries, now offers endoscopic endonasal surgery performed by an interdisciplinary team of experts. Using precision neuronavigation technology and a growing tool box of specially designed instrumentation, endoscopic endonasal surgical procedures can now be performed on patients with a variety of conditions that once required open craniotomies:

  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks/encephaloceles
  • Sinonasal tumors (benign & malignant)
  • Nasopharyngeal tumors
  • Orbital/optic nerve compressive injury
  • Clival/upper cervical spine tumors
  • Pterygopalatine/infratemporal fossa tumors
  • Meningioma
  • Chordomas
  • Pituitary tumors

The endonasal approach is a major medical advance—with multiple benefits for patients:

  • Smaller incisions and often no visible incisions at all
  • Fewer complications with no damage to surrounding tissue
  • Faster recovery with discharge from the hospital within 48 to 72 hours
  • Resumption of activities in days instead of weeks