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Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Theodore Spinks
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

The surgery that treats the disease is always the best.
Some diseases can be treated well endoscopically, but some cannot. The effectiveness of endoscopic surgery is very dependent on the skill of the surgeon with this approach. An endoscopic procedure that does not properly treat the disease is worse than an open surgery.

In brief: Yes and no

The surgery that treats the disease is always the best.
Some diseases can be treated well endoscopically, but some cannot. The effectiveness of endoscopic surgery is very dependent on the skill of the surgeon with this approach. An endoscopic procedure that does not properly treat the disease is worse than an open surgery.
Dr. Theodore Spinks
Dr. Theodore Spinks
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