With the introduction of endoscopic techniques, neurosurgeons can remove brain tumors without making a large incision through the head. At Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) in Pomona and Arcadia, California, skilled neurosurgeon Aaron Cutler, MD, performs endoscopic brain tumor surgery. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.
Endoscopic brain tumor surgery is an innovative minimally invasive surgical technique for removing brain tumors.
During the surgery, Dr. Cutler inserts an endoscope — a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera — and special surgical tools through the nostrils instead of making a large incision through your head.
With endoscopic brain tumor surgery, Dr. Cutler removes brain tumors in areas of the brain that might not be possible with traditional open surgical techniques. He performs endoscopic brain tumor surgery for the treatment of pituitary tumors, meningiomas, and craniopharyngiomas.
The minimally invasive technique also allows for a more complete removal of the brain tumor without retraction of the normal portions of your brain. Endoscopic brain tumor surgery is safe, and patients can expect a faster recovery.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cutler at Inland Neurosurgery Institute to see if you’re a candidate for endoscopic brain tumor surgery. During your consultation, he reviews your symptoms, as well as your medical and surgical history.
He also obtains imaging studies of your brain to locate your brain tumor and determine the best surgical techniques for removal. Dr. Cutler may consider you a candidate for endoscopic brain tumor surgery if you have a brain tumor located at the base of your skull or near your spine.
Dr. Cutler customizes your endoscopic brain tumor surgery plan based on the location and size of your tumor. He reviews the details of the procedure at your pre-surgical visit.
He performs endoscopic brain tumor surgery using general anesthesia, so you’re asleep during the procedure. Dr. Cutler inserts the endoscope through your nostril, which sends real-time moving images to a computer screen.
Dr. Cutler inserts special surgical tools to find and remove the tumor. He then sends you to the recovery area for monitoring.
You may spend up to two days in the hospital following your endoscopic brain tumor surgery. You can expect some pain and discomfort once at home.
Dr. Cutler schedules follow-up appointments at Inland Neurosurgery Institute to monitor your recovery.
To learn more about endoscopic brain tumor surgery from the top-rated Inland Neurosurgery Institute, call the office most convenient to you or request an appointment online today.