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 or even without incisions by accessing growths at the base of the skull through the nasal cavity – via endoscopic brain surgery.
By avoiding large surgical incisions, patients can benefit form quicker recovery, less scarring and a reduced risk of damage to healthy tissue. Our team utilise advanced techniques to treat a range of conditions from brain cancer to anatomical abnormalities, trauma injuries, trigeminal neuralgia and fluid build up and swelling (oedema).
The most common brain surgery performed includes brain tumour removal, chronic subdural haematoma, acoustic neuroma, pituitary tumours, stereotactic biopsy and trigeminal neuralgia surgery – microvascular decompression.
Hydrocephalus occurs when an abnormal amount of cerebrospinal fluid builds up within the cavities, or ventricles, of the brain. This fluid can cause swelling and pressure in the brain leading to headaches, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, balance and coordination issues, and cognitive impairment. To treat hydrocephalus the excess fluid is drained and diverted to […]
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 […]