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Skull Base
#1
Thinking of skull base fellowship, esp endoscopy-heavy.

Are there any private practice opportunities for skull-base trained neurosurgeons?  Or are the few cases out there being referred to academic centers alone?
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(03-19-2017, 12:44 PM)Guest Wrote: Thinking of skull base fellowship, esp endoscopy-heavy.

Are there any private practice opportunities for skull-base trained neurosurgeons?  Or are the few cases out there being referred to academic centers alone?

No. Even in an academic center you would probably have to do skull base + neuroonc or skulll base+ vascular.
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That's not to say there's no value to a skull base surgeon in private practice. Lots of people from heavy skull base residencies have done infolded or post residency fellowship then gone into PP. You just won't have a "pure" practice. There's plenty of hospital systems or groups that would have for someone to be a pituitary whacker. It's probably hard to build up complex skull base referral though.
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You're most probably going to have to stick with moderate pituitary cases.
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(06-12-2017, 04:41 AM)Guest Wrote: You're most probably going to have to stick with moderate pituitary cases.

Good luck with that.  Every PP neurosurgeon out there does pituitaries.
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#6
anyplace that offers traditional fellow skull base where you don't double scrub with the chief?
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