Dr. Eric M. Genden, chairman for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medial Center in New York, explains the advantages of performing endoscopic brain surgery for tumors of the skull base. Tumors of the skull base can be very traumatic because surgery typically requires large incisions on the face. Dr. Eric Genden offers an alternative to removing these types of tumors by working with the neurosurgical team at The Mount Sinai to access the base of the brain through the nose. This leaves the patient with less swelling, less cognitive and functional problems and no scarring. Young as well as mature patients have shown to tolerate this procedure very well. For more information, call: 1-800-MD-SINAI.