Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Brain Tumor Surgery
The removal of certain brain tumors (pituitary tumors, meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, etc) at the depth of the brain has been revolutionized by the introduction of endoscopic techniques over the past 20 years. The surgeon uses an endoscope (camera) and tools through the patient’s nostrils instead of making a large incision on the patient’s head.
This technology allows for removal of a much smaller piece of bone to access the tumor, no retraction on normal brain, more complete removal of tumor, safer removal of tumor, and faster recovery times. The experts at Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) are able to offer this ground-breaking technique to their patients in order to reduce their risk and expedite their recovery to normal life.