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Why Choose the Barrow Skull Base Center?

The Skull Base Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is home to the most experienced skull base team in the Southwest. At Barrow, we have been treating patients with complex tumors of the skull base for more than 30 years.

Our experienced doctors and nurses meet regularly to coordinate patient care, ensuring that our patients get the best treatment available at the best possible time. In addition, we draw on Barrow's well-versed and highly-educated nursing staff to deliver exceptional patient care from the time of your initial consultation through the conclusion of your treatment.

Team Work
Barrow's skull base surgeons use a team approach to offer patients the best possible treatment options. Our doctors:

  • pay close attention to your needs and concerns
  • offer comprehensive medical evaluation
  • craft individualized treatment plans designed to give you the best possible outcome

Barrow is home to multiple centers of excellence, and this allows us to draw on other areas of neurological and neurosurgical expertise when needed to deliver effective and life-saving care. It also means we can perform both traditional surgical approaches to skull base tumors along with nonsurgical treatments like radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and minimally invasive surgical procedures like endoscopy.

Ingenuity and Advanced Technology
Barrow is a leader in the development and implementation of advanced medical technology for the treatment of skull base tumors. We participated in the development of

  • 3D endoscopic surgical tools
  • Zeiss precision surgical microscopes
  • Stealth stereotactic neuronavigation systems

These high-tech instruments, developed and tested in our operating rooms, are used to administer some of the most technologically-advanced skull base care in the world.

Barrow also offers:

Success through Research
The members of the Barrow Skull Base Team are considered world authorities on the treatment of complex skull base disorders and have published hundreds of medical articles and textbook chapters on the subject. Our doctors and nurses give lectures around the world, teaching eager neuroscience professionals about the practices and treatments developed right here at Barrow.

Patient-centric Care
The patient is always the priority at the Barrow Skull Base Center. Our state-of-the-art neuroscience tower offers amenities like:

  • private rooms
  • friendly and experienced staff
  • onsite concierge
  • convenient location in the heart of Phoenix on the campus of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, the largest hospital in Arizona
  • onsite pharmacy


How can we help?

To find out more about the Barrow Skull Base Center or to tell us about your treatment needs, please call (602) 406-2596. You can also request a second opinion online.

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Skull Base Center
Barrow Neurological Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
350 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

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Barrow Neurological Institute
350 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 406-3000