The Lurie Children's Difference
Initially launched at Lurie Children's in 2010 by Jeffrey Rastatter, MD, pediatric otolaryngologist, and Tord Alden, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon, the Endonasal Skull Base Surgery Program has grown into a fully comprehensive, multidisciplinary program which also includes radiology, oncology, endocrinology, pathology and social work. We focus only on children, and as pediatric specialists, we are used to dealing with the smaller surgical fields and age specific nuances of the pediatric skull base. As a children’s hospital, we provide unique services and resources, too, which help reduce anxiety and allows children to feel safe and secure.
Lurie Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the Chicagoland area with a dedicated multidisciplinary program focused solely on evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients with such skull base lesions. In fact, this is one of a very few dedicated pediatric programs throughout the United States and beyond.