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About the Procedure

Minamally Invasive Pituitary Surgery

Using an endoscope with a camera attached, surgeons enter a patient’s nose and sinuses, allowing them to approach the tumor without any external incisions. Guided by the endoscope and enhanced computer navigation, surgeons open small holes in the base of the skull and membrane covering the brain to remove the tumor. Better visualization and access to these lesions have enabled improved resection of the tumor without causing damage to the brain and lower risk of complications and follow up surgery. This results in surgery with a shorter hospital stay, a faster recovery and improved outcomes.

Patients with a variety of skull base tumors including pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas, meningiomas, sino-nasal malignancies, juvenile nasal angiofibroma, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, meningoceles, encephaloceles, colloid cysts, as well as other intracranial and intraventricular tumors can benefit from this approach.

If needed, patients can start chemotherapy and radiation treatment sooner than they would be able to with traditional surgery.

If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient, please call 215-955-0215.

If you are a patient and would like to make an appointment or would like more information, please call 1-800-JEFF-NOW.