Endoscopic Brain Surgery

Brain surgery is a surgical treatment for brain conditions, disorders or injuries. Brain surgery requires the neurosurgeon to use medical instruments to repair abnormalities that are caused by a specific disease or injury.

Endoscopic brain surgery is a minimally invasive treatment procedure which uses a thin device that has a camera and a light attached to it, and this device is called an endoscope. The endoscope assists the neurosurgeon when operating by providing images of the area that needs or is being treated.

When is an endoscopic brain surgery needed?

Brain surgery is done to correct abnormalities in the brain, which may be caused by diseases, brain injury, and birth defects. In suitable cases, endoscopic brain surgery is the preferred option as it is the least invasive and offers faster recovery time than traditional neurosurgery. Surgery is recommended if you have the following conditions that can be accessed endoscopically:

  • Brain aneurysm
  • Blood clots
  • Abnormal blood vessels or brain arteriovenous malformation
  • Damage or scarring of the protective tissue called the dura
  • Epilepsy
  • Skull fracture
  • Brain tumours
  • Fluid building up in the brain

How is an endoscopic brain surgery done?

During the procedure, the thin tube that transmits video images called an endoscope is inserted through an incision in the skull or through an opening in the body such as the nasal cavity. The endoscope allows the neurosurgeon to see detailed images of the area of the problem.

Surgical instruments are passed through another incision or the cavity in order to treat the issue at hand with the assistance of the endoscope.  If incisions were made, they will be stitched closed after the procedure. Endoscopic brain surgery results in less pain faster recovery and less scarring than traditional surgery.

  • Wilder Penfield

    The brain is an organ of density. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.

    Wilder Penfield