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Are Neurotologists different than Neurologists?

Yes. Neurologists are medical physicians (not surgeons) that treat problems of the nervous system. (These include problems of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system).

Are Neurotologists different than Neurosurgeons?

Yes. Neurosurgeons surgically treat disorders of the brain and spinal cord. Neurotologists and neurosurgeons often work together to treat complex tumors and other disorders that affect both the brain and the skull base.

Are there any other names used to identify Neurotologists?

Yes. Neurotologists are also sometimes referred to as Otologists (otology is the study of the ear) or as Skull Base Surgeons (because the ear happens to be situated at the base or floor of the human skull).

What is a Neurotologist (Pronounced Nur-o-tall-u-jist)?

A sub-specialist that deals solely with disorders of the ear. Neurotologists must complete five years of Ear, Nose and Throat surgical training followed by additional fellowship surgical training in Neurotology.