Endoscopic Brain Surgeon

Best Endoscopic Brain Surgeon in Lahore, Pakistan

Prof Dr. Khalid Mahmood who is the best and most experienced British trained senior neurosurgeon, enlightens about endoscopic brain surgery, what measurements are used to treat the brain, and what risks and benefits patients should consider.

Endoscopic brain surgery is used for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus, biopsy of deeply seated tumors, internal communication of fluid filled cysts and excision of skull base tumors like pituitary tumors, meningioma’s and craniopharyngiomas through nose. It is considered a minimally invasive brain surgery that allows neurosurgeons to identify and treat conditions that are deep within the brain. Moreover Endoscope assisted surgery can be used for facial pain and to check on completeness of tumor excision under microscope because endoscope can look all around small corners and blind spots that make remnants of tumor invisible under  microscope.

Endoscopic approaches have truly transformed how we treat different brain disease like tumors, Blood Clot etc. particularly because endoscopic techniques give us such a clear visualization of the tumor. Throughout this endoscopic process, there is a thin tubing procedure that transmits video images of the brain is inserted through one or two small cuts in the brain or through an opening in the body. This tube-like instrument, called an endoscope, contains a small camera that allows the neurosurgeon to see detailed images of the problem area in the brain. This approach also does not always require us to access the brain through the skull. We’re able to access the brain through pathways like the nose and sinuses as well.

Prof Dr. Khalid Mahmood endoscopic brain surgeon uses these transmitted images by the endoscope as a guide for removing brain disease like tumor, clot or repair the affected area of the patient’s brain. Prof Dr. Khalid Mahmood use specialized surgical instruments for the removal of the tumor or damaged area of patient’s brain.

Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for:

  • Pituitary tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Chordomas
  • Repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks

Ventricular Endoscopy for:

  • Colloid cyst
  • 3rd ventriculostomy for obstructive hydrocephalus

Endoscopic Evacuation of Hematomas Endoscopic-Assisted

  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Vestibular nerve section

What Risks are Associated with Endoscopic Brain Surgery?

It is very obvious with any surgery, that there are few risks always involved. Prof Dr. Khalid Mahmood educates their patients on the best treatment options for their particular condition and communicates the potential risks.

Possible risks:

Prof Dr. Khalid Mahmood believes in strong communication between patient & doctor, so each patient understands his procedure of endoscopic treatment and the risks associated While the likelihood of a patient experiencing these complications is rare.

Possible risks during or after surgery are like temporary or permanent interference with sensory and motor functions in order to speech, vision, memory, balance, coordination and also like Blood clot, Swelling, Infection, Seizure, Stroke, Coma.The overall chances of these complications are far less than open surgery.

Benefits of Endoscopic Brain Surgery

This surgery offering a faster recovery period and less pain for the patient, it is like less invasive than other open surgery procedures.

Most of the times it all depends upon patient’s medical history, age, condition and other factors which play a role in the outcome of endoscopic brain surgery, here are some of common benefits associated with the procedure:

  • No or only one inch incision on head
  • No head shave
  • Less pain for the patient as minimal invasive
  • Faster recovery time than any other surgery
  • Reduced risk of brain trauma
  • Reduced risk of side effects
  • Reduced hospital stay