Craniofacial and Skull Base Care
The treatment of skull base and craniofacial disorders requires a level of skill, expertise and medical collaboration that is both rare and uncommon in a traditional hospital environment. In fact, there fewer than 10 hospitals in the country that are truly able to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary programs that can properly treat and manage cranial base diseases.
Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado, is home to one of the few, highly specialized skull base and craniofacial surgical programs in the United States and is the only program of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region.
The Colorado Center for Craniofacial and Skull Base Disorders at Porter Hospital brings together a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, and plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, radiologists, pathologists, rehabilitation specialists, as well as medical and radiation oncologists to diagnose, treat and manage conditions such as:
- Craniofacial and sinus tumors (benign and cancerous)
- Cranial base disorders such as cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF leaks), damaged or compressed nerves and cranial defects, deformities and fractures
- Skull base tumors
- Severe headaches and facial pain including trigeminal neuralgia (TN)
Led by medical directors Edward Hepworth, MD, and Khalid Chowdhury, MD, the Colorado Center for Craniofacial and Skull Base Disorders is nationally recognized for outstanding patient care, superior outcomes and the continued advancement of craniofacial and skull base medical treatment in Colorado and the West.