Endoscopic Brain Surgery is an equally powerful technique as the conventional “open” surgery but is less invasive. This surgery utilizes small flexible, light tubes that are called the endoscopes. The endoscopes are used to visualize various parts of the brain, spinal cord or skull base through small openings. The endoscopes are fitted with the imaging tools that serve as the small microscopes that magnify the critical anatomical structures allowing the surgeons to easily see the various diseased areas requiring repair, removal or replacement. The recovery in endoscopic brain surgery is faster than conventional surgery.
- Even though every surgery has some complications but a proper communication between the patient and doctor helps convey the right message.
- The technique is especially beneficial in treating the Pituitary tumors, Meningiomas (tumor in the lining of the brain), Chordomas (malignant tumor at the base of the skull) and Craniopharyngiomas. (tumor from pituitary gland tissue).
- In the intracranial surgery can be used to perform endoscopic tumor biopsy, colloid cyst resection, endoscopic cyst fenestration and to treat hydrocephalus.
- The most common benefits of this technique are minimally invasive, faster recovery time than open brain surgery, lesser risk of brain trauma, reduced risk of side effects and reduced hospital stay