Skull Base and Endoscopic Surgery Program

Program Lead: Dr. Yves Starreveld

In conjunction with colleagues from the Section of Otolaryngology, the skull-base surgery group combines clinical expertise with novel approaches to offer patients the best surgical treatment and long-term medical care for these challenging lesions.

In addition, close ties to both the Section of Endocrinology and the Alberta Radiosurgery Centre ensures that the nonsurgical aspects of treatment are also managed appropriately. Endoscopic approaches to pituitary and anterior skull base lesions are also offered when appropriate. 

The program offers fellowship training to neurosurgeons. 

Research 

Specific research initiatives include: 

  • clinical epidemiology, image guidance, robotic surgery, and surgical simulation;
  • comparison of outcomes following different endoscopic approaches to pituitary tumours.

Members

Neurosurgery: Dr. Yves Starreveld, Dr. Alim Mitha, Dr. Garnette Sutherland

Otolaryngology: Dr. Brad Mechor, Dr. Phil Park, Dr. Luke Rudmik, Dr. Joe Dort

Electrophysiology: Erin Phillips, Michael Rigby

(Updated Dec. 2018)