Brain tumours can be either benign or cancerous, but in both cases they can put pressure on the brain and cause severe physical symptoms. Depending on the type, size and location of the tumour, surgery can remove the growth to treat symptoms and prevent further damage to the brain.
In addition to craniotomy, which is open brain surgery where a portion of the skull is removed to access the brain, some tumours (such as pituitary tumours) can be treated through very small holes in the skull or even by using endoscopic brain surgery via the nasal cavity.
Using the latest technology and their advanced medical skills our team can perform surgery to remove brain tumours, pituitary tumours and benign acoustic neuroma tumours which grow on the vestibulocochlear nerve – and to also biopsy tumours.
Experienced in the latest keyhole surgery techniques, Dr. Byrne uses this minimally invasive procedure to effectively treat both brain and spinal conditions. This surgical technique only requires a small incision (usually less than 10mm), which allows the surgeon to gain direct access to the area they are operating on. Conducted under general anaesthetic, the surgeon […]
Brain surgery has been revolutionised over recent years through the development of new technology, advanced imaging, new surgical approaches and enhanced techniques. In addition to open brain surgery where a portion of the skull is removed to access the brain, more and more conditions can be treated through very small holes in the skull […]