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Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Center

The Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Center at Monroe Carell treats young patients with skull base tumors. We recognize the long-term implications of skull base tumors on children and their families. No two patients have the same needs. That's why we use a comprehensive and collaborative approach in our care.

Our goal is to provide your child and family with care that will not only treat the underlying condition, but also optimize your child’s physical abilities. From initial diagnosis through treatment, we provide ongoing support, including follow-up visits with our team members. Our hope is to prevent a tumor's return and minimize complications.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions requiring skull base and pituitary surgery, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Michael C. Dewan

Michael C. DewanMD

    Brain Tumor/Cancer, Epilepsy, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
Sean P. Donahue

Sean P. DonahueMD, PhD

    Amblyopia, Cross Eyes / Strabismus, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Ocular Tumor, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Adam J. Esbenshade

Adam J. EsbenshadeMD, MSCI

    Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Michael T. Froehler

Michael T. FroehlerMD, PhD

    Aneurysm, Cerebral, Arteriovenous Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Irene Hong-McAtee

Irene Hong-McAteeMD, MS

    Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Growth Disorders: Short Stature, Gigantism, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pubertal Disorders: Precocious and Delayed, Thyroid Disorders, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome
Robert P. Naftel

Robert P. NaftelMD

    Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Movement Disorders, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences

Why Choose the Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Center at Monroe Carell

  • caduceus, Depth of expertise, excellent outcomes
    Access to specialists

    You will have access to neurosurgeons; ear, nose and throat surgeons; ophthalmologists; endocrinologists and oncologists.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    A team approach

    Our specialists provide personalized care for your child’s unique skull base problems. Together, we determine the best treatment options to help effectively manage this condition.

  • bookmark, star, Unique expertise, excellence, school-based programs
    Unique care

    Ours is the only pediatric skull base center in Tennessee.

  • microscope, Advanced care
    Advanced treatments

    Our physicians excel at, and in some cases create, the latest treatments and technologies for skull base tumors.

  • compass, Patient care coordinators
    Coordinated care

    Our clinic coordinator will help you schedule appointments, and gather medical records and test results. Our team will guide you through the duration of your care plan.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including: