Surgery is sometimes required for conditions that occur in the brain or the base of the skull, directly underneath the brain. Intricate structures make the brain and skull base some of the most complex for surgery.
At HealthEast, our neurosurgeons treat patients with the most complex brain and skull base disorders on a daily basis. The goal of surgery is to treat brain conditions and tumors without causing unnecessary trauma to normal brain tissue. By using fewer and smaller incisions, bleeding and other risks associated with traditional brain surgery are reduced.
Because we offer a variety of surgical approaches, our physicians can tailor a procedure to best meet your needs. We offer a full spectrum of options, including minimally-invasive procedures (that require few to no incisions) and CyberKnife radiosurgery. Compared to traditional surgery, these modern options often result in faster recovery, less pain and better outcomes.
Our team approach
By combining the skills and knowledge of our specialists, HealthEast Neurosurgery offers a unique team approach to skull base surgery. Our goal is to decrease complication rates and make procedures safer.
Prior to treatment, we will discuss your options with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Working as a team, physicians will map out a plan that is expertly tailored to your particular condition, one that minimizes the risk of complications and maximizes results.
Your neurosurgeon may work with other specialists during your treatment, including:
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists
- Plastic surgeons
- Interventional neuroradiologists (doctors who treat problems of the brain with minimally-invasive techniques from inside the blood vessels)
- Maxillofacial surgeons (doctors who treat conditions of the bones in the face)
- Radiation oncologists (doctors who use radiation therapy to treat disease)
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