Skull base surgery involves the detection and treatment of diseases (tumours or other disorders of the skull base area) or injuries to the skull base due to accidents. The skull base comprises the lower part of the skull, including the transitions to the cervical spine, the nasopharyngeal space and the facial skull.

Here, there are also openings to the extended spinal cord, the cranial nerves and the cerebral blood vessels. This is why surgery on the spinal base is considered particularly demanding. In addition, the skull base is adjacent to other important anatomical areas such as the oral and maxillofacial area, the eyes and the ear, nose and throat area. This requires close collaboration with specialists in these fields. 

Why choose Hirslanden


Skull base surgery is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our skull base surgery specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!