Keyhole Brain Surgery

Keyhole Brain Surgery

If you are suffering from the signs of a brain tumor, you need to consider visiting a neurosurgeon. A brain tumor can either be benign or malignant. Surgery is one of the most common treatment methods for a benign tumor. If the tumor is present even after surgery, then either radiation therapy or chemotherapy is suggested. But surgery is the first step towards treating brain tumors.

The traditional surgical method was a major operation and it involves removing a portion of the cranium and the entire head needed to be shaved. With the advancement in technology, new methods have come and minimally invasive methods are becoming popular. Keyhole surgery is one the most popular methods which is effective and successful at treating various types of brain tumors.

What is Keyhole Surgery?

Keyhole surgery can be used to remove tumors in the brain and skull through minimal and more precise incisions. The surgeons can directly access the brain through these small incisions. Through the incisions, the doctor inserts a thin tube fitted to a camera called an endoscope. The neurosurgeon can view the interior of your brain. By viewing the brain, the doctor removes the tumor using other specialized surgical instruments. This procedure also causes less damage to the surrounding tissues, blood vessels, capillaries, and brain.

To perform keyhole surgery, the surgeon needs great expertise and experience in it. Dr Vishwak Sena Reddy has been working as a consultant neurosurgeon in Hyderabad for 14 years. If you want to undergo keyhole surgery, he can surely help you.

What Conditions can be Treated Through Keyhole Surgery?

Several types of tumors can be treated with keyhole surgery and they usually do not return. The following are some of them:

  • Meningioma: This type of tumor develops inside the skull and occurs on the membrane that surrounds your brain and spinal cord.
  • Pituitary Tumors: As the name indicates, this tumor occurs in the pituitary gland.
  • Craniopharyngioma: It is a rare type of benign tumor and it develops near the pituitary gland. This can affect the functioning of the brain and the pituitary gland.
  • Vestibular Schwannoma: It is a slow-growing tumor that occurs in the vestibulocochlear nerve that passes through the ear and brain. This tumor can affect balance and hearing ability.
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma: It occurs in the nasal cavity and has an impact on your smelling sense. If it keeps growing, it can even spread to brain and eyes.
  • Medulloblastoma: This tumor develops in the part of the brain called the cerebellum.
  • Glioblastoma: It is a fast-growing and aggressive brain tumor that develops inside the brain and skull tissues.
  • Osteoma: It is the non-cancerous growth of bone in the brain.

Different Types of Keyhole Surgeries

Based on your condition, the surgeon can perform keyhole surgery in the following ways:

Craniotomy: In this method, the bone flap, a portion of the skull bone is removed to view the brain using specific equipment. Once surgery is completed, the bone flap will be replaced back.

Supraorbital craniotomy: This type of keyhole surgery is suitable to remove tumors near the pituitary gland, frontal and temporal lobes, and the front section of the brain. This approach involves making a small incision in the eyebrow to access the tumors. The scarring will be minimal with the procedure. The pain is also minimal and the recovery is also faster.

Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA): It is also a less invasive method where a thin tube called an endoscope is inserted through the nose and sinuses. It is suitable to remove the brain tumors in the critical areas of the skull that are difficult to remove through traditional methods. There will not be any scarring, and minimal neurological damage. The recovery time is also minimal.

Retromastoid: This type of surgery is performed by making small incisions behind the ear. From the incision, the surgeon can target the tumour and remove them. It is effective at removing tumors in the back of the brain, and top of the spine such as meningioma, epidermoid cysts, hemangioblastomas, and metastatic brain tumor.

What Benefits Do Keyhole Surgery Offer?

The following are the benefits of keyhole surgery over traditional surgery:

  • Less scarring
  • Minimally invasive than open surgery and needs only smaller incisions
  • Fewer complications
  • Low collateral damage to the surrounding tissues
  • Faster recovery time
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • The tumor can be removed safely and more precisely
  • Reduced risk of infections

Contact Dr Vishwak Sena Reddy Today to Know About Keyhole Surgery

If you are willing to undergo keyhole surgery and want to know more, meet Dr Vishwak Sena Reddy today. Performing keyhole surgery requires surgical expertise and Dr Vishwak Sena Reddy has excelled in it. He uses the latest tools and technology to offer less invasive treatment for patients. He not only offers treatments; he also provides mental support and will guide you through your difficult phase. For more details, call us or drop an email.