The cranial base, or areas at the lower inside of the skull that contact the brain, is one of the most structurally complex and challenging areas to study or operate on in the human body. In addition to the spinal column, a group of 12 paired cranial nerves pass through the cranial base and control important functions of the body such as swallowing, speech, hearing, facial sensation and more.
Dr. Giannotta is one of the early adopters in and pioneers of neuro-otolaryngology. This specialty area of neurosurgery concerns the brain’s nerve connections to the ear, and together with his colleagues, Dr. Giannotta formed the Acoustic Neuroma Center to treat diseases presenting in this area. In the last year, the group has produced a high incidence of hearing preservation through their groundbreaking surgeries.
Surgeries offered at Acoustic Neuroma Center :
Acoustic neuroma treatment
Pineal tumor treatment
Treatment for head and neck tumors
Dr. Giannotta teaching endoscopic skull base surgery at the lab
When you need a neurosurgeon with almost three decades of experience in cranial base surgery, call Steven L. Giannotta, MD, at 323.442.5720. Or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to reserve your visit. Our cranial base surgery patients come to us from Los Angeles, Pasadena, Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Downtown and neighboring areas.