Wednesday, January 16, 2013

German ENT Physician Observing Loyola's Famed Center for Cranial Base Tumors

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Dr. Martin Canis of the University of Goettingen is spending 2½ weeks at Loyola University Medical Center observing Loyola's famed Center for Cranial Base Tumors.

Dr. Canis, who is starting a cranial base program, will be observing cases by John P. Leonetti, MD, co-director of the Center for Cranial Base Tumors, and other Loyola physicians. He will be at Loyola through Jan. 23.

"Dr. Leonetti is very famous in the field," said Dr. Canis, a professor and vice chair of the University of Goettingen's Ear, Nose and Throat department. "Dr. Leonetti has done more cases than most other surgeons. He also has done a great deal of research and has many publications."

A physician from China and another physician from Germany also have observed Loyola's program. "We are perceived as an international leader in cranial base surgery," Dr. Leonetti said.

Loyola’s renowned Center for Cranial Base Tumors treats patients with lesions of the head, neck and base of the skull. It is an area that borders on the brain, ears, eyes, nose, throat and neck.

Neurological surgeons, otolaryngologists and other specialists each bring their unique expertise to treat these tumors, which often surround the nerves and blood vessels traveling to or from the underside of the brain.

The center has developed innovative methods for removing difficult-to-reach tumors that may otherwise have been inoperable.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.