Neuro-Endoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical approach that enables surgeons to access the skull, brain, and spine with minimal trauma through a small incision. The Centre for Neurosciences boasts a dedicated Neuro-Endoscopy Surgery Unit, providing comprehensive, high-quality care for patients suffering from various neurological conditions. Our team of experienced neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-physicians, neuro-anesthetists, intensivists, and rehabilitation specialists perform a full range of neuro-endoscopic surgeries, including pediatric procedures. The unit is well-equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic tools for treating complex neurological diseases and conditions without requiring additional implants or fixations. We offer patient-centric treatment plans to improve patients' quality of life, shorten recovery times, and facilitate a rapid return to daily functioning.
Neuro-Endoscopy is performed for a wide range of neurological conditions, including cysts, tumors, cancers, neurological disorders, neurovascular conditions, trauma-induced damage, non-cancerous growths, hemorrhages, fistulas, aneurysms, optic nerve compression, hydrocephalus, congenital malformations, and more.
An endoscope, a thin, long tube with a light and high-resolution camera at the end, provides well-lit, real-time images for precise surgical intervention. Unlike traditional open skull surgery, this minimally invasive technique results in fewer complications during surgery and facilitates better, easier post-operative care for patients. The procedure can be conducted by inserting the endoscope through a natural orifice (such as the nose or mouth) or by creating a small incision in the skull to access the brain's fluid-filled chambers. Tiny surgical tools attached to the endoscope allow the surgeon to remove tissue samples.
Patients may need to stay overnight for this procedure. To prepare, the doctor will order a series of tests to monitor the patient's condition. Prior to surgery, patients should not eat or drink for a few hours and may be asked to shower with a special soap. If taking medications, the doctor may advise stopping certain ones (e.g., blood thinners).
While doctors ensure that the benefits of neuro-endoscopy outweigh the risks, some common complications include:
Recovery time varies among individuals. The doctor will provide detailed discharge instructions on pain relief options, wound care, and the timeline for resuming regular activities.
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