Endoscopic Surgery – Hope for Skull Base Disorder Diagnosis
Minimally invasive surgical procedures are designed to create the least possible damage to tissues and bone structures during treatment. For skull base surgery patients, minimally invasive procedures can reduce the time required for recovery and prevent disfiguring scars or major reconstructive surgeries after the problem has been corrected. Even when benign, tumors in this complex area of the brain can create significant pressure on vital areas and may cause vision difficulties, impaired hearing and loss of balance. By acting promptly to remove these tumors, further damage can be prevented and function may be restored to these important nervous system centers.
For most skull base disorders, endoscopic surgical techniques are the least invasive and most effective methods of treatment. Endoscopic surgery typically involves the use of very small cameras that are inserted through naturally-occurring or surgeon-created incisions; surgery can then be performed much more precisely through the same kind of tiny incisions. While these surgeries are far more difficult for the performing surgeon, they can make the procedure and recovery process much easier for patients. Endoscopic procedures may take longer than traditional surgical methods due to the extremely precise nature of this type of surgery.
Conditions Treated – Restore Hearing Function to Pituitary Tumor Surgery
Endoscopic surgery and other minimally invasive treatments are available for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions. Acoustic neuroma surgery can restore hearing function for many patients and can be performed using endoscopic techniques. The surgeon usually inserts the tiny camera through the nostril and sinus cavities in order to perform this procedure. Pituitary tumor surgery uses a similar technique and access point. Surgeons can also provide significant relief to some patients suffering from trigeminal neuralgia, a condition that affects the nerves of the face and can cause extreme pain when even light pressure is applied to certain facial areas. An additional benefit to these procedures, which are minimally invasive, typically shorter recuperation times can be expected, while providing the same high level of results.
Who can help you – Whether you personally are experiencing a skull base disorder, or you’re watching a loved one endure the painful diagnosis, there is now a glimmer of hope out there. Expertise and experience from dedicated, innovative surgeons can help patients suffering from skull base disorders and tumors and ensure that the surgery and healing process is as painless and easy as possible, letting patients get back to enjoying their former quality of life and health.