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Endoscopic Brain Surgery Vs. Open Brain Surgery
Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to go in for brain surgery and i'm nervous. Is brain surgery safer now than it was from the past?
Yes: Being anxious before major surgery is quite common -- but you can talk with your neurosurgeon about any questions or concerns you have, please set aside the time to do this. Before signing permission for the procedures, you should be given opportunity for such a discussion. Be well. ...Read more
Ask doctor: This would depend on your doctor and the type of surgery you had. In general, I have my patients take it easy until i see them back in my office for their first post-op appointment around 2 weeks. ...Read more
What is the risk percentage of open brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor at the right patietal extra axial dura?& does the tumor come back again?
Discuss with MDs: Your risk and prognosis depend on the type of tumor, stage of tumor, it's location, surgical approach and your overall health. Insist on a consultation with your surgeon and have all of your questions answered. Best of luck, madam. ...Read more
Is there any other minor surgery device besides brain surgery. How risky is brain surgery. I heard there is a device which you put on chest and it control the brain activity. How safe and reliable it is
Devices : Devices that change brain activity and that have a chest implant include deep brain stimulators and vagus nerve stimulators. These are different devices used for a variety of different reasons, including parkinson disease and epilepsy. Information about the deep brain stimulator made by medtronic can be found at http://www.Medtronicdbs.Com information about the vagus nerve stimulator made by cyberonics can be found at http://us.Cyberonics.Com/en/vns-therapy/. ...Read more
Mri for my sister shows 4days old massive edema surrounding a 4cm liquid mass .Is the open brain surgery is the best thing if the tumor normal or not?
possibly biopsy: Hard to really say without seeing the mri, but an open surgery might be best if the mass is in accessible locations. Alternatively, a biopsy or aspiration using computer guidance might be another option if the mass is in eloquent areas or very deep. Talk to your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is necessary to have during awake brain surgery head fixed in a frame? When patient woke up, feels pain from this fixation or from opened skull?
Helps guide surgeons: There are some neurosurgical procedures where an awake patient helps surgeons avoid vital structures that could affect speech/language or other functions which otherwise may become impaired if the patient were not awake. I'm sure a neurosurgical colleague or 2 would like to chime in on this interesting question and give more detailed feedback. Pain is hopefully controlled afterward with medication ...Read more
Macro adenoma is it dangerous if its a form tumor near brain and doctors suggest endoscopic surgery through nasal so is it serious surgery .
Pituitary?: Sounds like it. They can produce hormones, or enkarge and not produce hormones but symptoms from crowding other hormone production, or visual since the optic chiasm and adjacent cavernous sinus ; optic nerves close. Sounds serious, but "trans-sphenoidal" through nasal passage quite safe and less morbid than other ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurosurgeon: Most neurosurgeons can do this surgery. Depending on the size of the pineal tumor, you may want to call around to different universities or large medical centers and ask if there is a neurosurgeon who does endoscopic surgery and may do your tumor. But any neurosurgeon can give you the proper consultation. ...Read more
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