ABC of Advanced Brain Tumor Surgery
India is one of the most advanced countries when it comes to healthcare facilities. It has a potpourri of critical services for patients from all across the globe. Indian doctors use the latest minimally invasive technology for brain tumor treatment. With these modern techniques, there are fewer complications involved, patient gets a quick recovery, and there are better chances of regaining physical functions post-surgery.
With the following types of advanced brain tumor surgeries in India, a patient will be alive and well pretty soon.
- Brain Suite
India is among those few countries where Brain Suite technology is available for brain tumor patients. It is the most superior Neuro-surgical operating room comprising high field MR. Surgeons use this system to do an MRI during surgery. So, if tumor remains unseen somewhere, a real-time MRI scan helps the surgeon detect it and cure it using neuro-navigation. It enables the doctors to have multiple MRI scans during surgery, and this get the accurate shape, location, and size of the tumor.
- Trans-Nasal Endoscopic Surgery
This advanced brain tumor surgery involves removing the tumor through the nose. At the backend of a human nose, lays a natural passage way that leads to the sphenoid sinus. This passage is enlarged and used to pass instruments and endoscope into the sphenoid sinus. From this point, neurosurgeons can access sella turcica and thus remove the pituitary tumor.
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
There are two types of stereotactic radio surgeries - Gamma Knife & Novalis TX. Unlike its name, Gamma Knife surgery does not involve use of a blade. Gamma radiations are directed at the target with surgical accuracy. This no-blood surgery is one of the most commonly used tumor treatment in the world.
- Novalis Tx Radiosurgery
It is another non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery which is not just extremely precise but also less time-consuming. Some image and motion management instruments are used that provide exact location, size and shape of the tumor during the surgery. Also, it does not harm the healthy tissues inside the body.
- Tumor Embolization
The surgeon first visualizes patient’s blood vessel. A catheter is inserted into the blood vessel and taken to the affected site. Then an embolic agent – a medical stuff consisting small particles, is inserted with the help of this catheter targeting the tumor. This embolic agent works as a barrier for the blood vessels and ensures no blood supply reaches the tumor. This shrinks the tumor gradually or makes it grow slowly. This is one of the advanced brain tumor surgeries which are used when it is impossible to remove the tumor.
- CyberKnife Radiosurgery
It is yet another non-surgical treatment for the otherwise incurable disease of brain tumor. This radio surgery involves radiation treatment where the precision is so high that it can even match the shape of minute tumors in the body. Thus, patients having inoperable tumors can benefit from CyberKnife.