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Otology and Neurotology

The Johns Hopkins Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery team is dedicated to treating superior canal dehiscence, acoustic neuromas and other tumors of the skull base. You will benefit from a complete range of services for diagnosing, treating and helping you recover from cranial base lesions. We comprise an experienced multidisciplinary team of skull base surgeons, radiotherapists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, nurses and other medical specialists.


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Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome – Getting a Correct Diagnosis

Johns Hopkins otologist and SCDS surgeon John Carey, M.D., discusses the importance of getting an accurate SCDS diagnosis, as this condition can be misdiagnosed.

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Conditions We Treat

Learn more about treatment for superior canal dehiscense syndrome and acoustic neuroma. 

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Meet Our Specialists

Our team is comprises specially trained head and neck surgeons working in multidisciplinary teams including skull base surgeons and neurologists.

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Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome: Frequently Asked Questions

Superior canal dehiscence syndrome is a rare condition, leaving suffers with many questions. Here's what you should know.

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One-to-One with the Expert

Three patients discuss their experiences overcoming superior canal dehiscense syndrome with head and neck surgeon John Carey, M.D.