What is a Neuroendoscopy?
Neuroendoscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical method, which the best neurosurgeon in Ludhiana performs through small holes in the skull or mouth or nose, and removes the tumor. The tumor is the size of a dime. Through neuroendoscopy the neurosurgeon can:
- Reach the brain areas which are not able to be treated with the traditional approach.
- Other parts of the skull are not cut or harmed, as the tumor is removed safely.
Our neurologist in Punjab, who is having more than 15 years of experience, will talk you through the treatment to ensure you are well-aware of what the surgery will be like.
The neuro doctor performs the surgery through an endoscope which is like a small telescope and it has a high-resolution camera attached to it. Through the camera, the neurosurgeon can reach the tumor area and perform the treatment.
For a biopsy, the neuro specialist will use special instruments along with the endoscope. Mostly, such endoscopes have forceps and the end has scissors.
What are the advantages of neuro endoscopy?
Through neuroendoscopy, the patients are benefited in different ways and it includes:
- Less pain following traditional surgery
- Minimal scarring
- Smooth recovery as compared to traditional surgery
What are the types of brain tumors treated with neuroendoscopy?
Brain tumors will be treated with neuroendoscopy will include the following:
- Pineal region tumors
- Skull base tumors
- Ventricular tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Rathke’s cleft cysts
When is neuroendoscopy recommended?
Through neuroendoscopy, the neurologist will be able to reach the brain areas which are treated with traditional surgery. Additionally, it will reach the brain tumor by limiting the damage or cutting to the area which surrounds it. Through minimally invasive surgery, the different brain tumors can be treated which includes:
With the EEA (Endoscopic Endonasal approach), into the nasal cavity, the endoscopy is inserted so that the brain tumor can be reached. To remove the tumor from the brain area safely and without affecting the other parts, the surgeon will manipulate the instruments. Following the treatment, you need to stay in the hospital for one day.
What is the risk of neuro endoscopy?
No doubt, neuro endoscopy is a safe approach as compared to traditional brain treatment. But, it is important to be aware of the risk factors at the same time, which includes the following:
- Brain hemorrhage
- Increased intracranial pressure
- Severe bleeding
Although these are rare, your neuro doctor will talk you through all the possible complications so that you are well-aware of what to expect with the surgery.
How does the recovery feel like with neuro endoscopy?
Before you get back to your place, the neuro doctor will give you detailed information on what you need to bear in mind like:
- Taking care of the wound area
- Pain relief medications
- The ideal time to get back to the normal regime
- When you need to come back for the follow-up appointment
In all, following the doctor’s instructions is going to ensure that you experience smooth recovery and you get the desired results you want.
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What’s better than getting surgical procedures will offer better results within less time and reduced complications. For more information, you can request a consultation with our neuro doctor today only!