Neurosurgeon for Brain Tumor
Brain tumors are abnormal growths of cells located in the brain, or arising from the coverings of the brain. Tumors are generally separated into two categories: 1) primary brain tumors (those arriving within the head itself) or 2)
metastatic tumors (tumors that spread from different areas of the body).
Brain Tumor Symptoms
Brain tumors are sometimes discovered after a patient seeks medical treatment for a seemingly unrelated medical concern, including:
- Speech difficulty
- Hearing difficulty
- Loss of physical sensation
- Gradual and severe headaches
- Blurred vision
Brain Tumor Diagnosis
The diagnosis of a brain tumor is usually made using MR (magnetic resonance) imaging (aka MRI) with and without contrast (image above shows a large ring enhancing tumor).
Dr. Waqas Mehdi is Renowned for accurate diagnosis and treatment of brain tumor. Effective use of advance neurosurgery techniques (Microscope/Endoscope) makes him undoubtedly a best neurosurgeon of Pakistan!
Brain Tumor Treatment
- Intra-operative MR Navigation Microsurgery
- Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
- Trans-Nasal Endoscopic Removal of brain Tumor through the nose
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
- Tumor Embolization using Neuro Interventional Radiology
Minimaly Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery
Endoscopic removal of tumor through nose (Expanded Endoscopic Trans-Nasal Approach) Endoscpoic neurosurgery involves the insertion of an endoscope, or tiny video camera, through a small incision to treat a range of neurological conditions. The result is
- Faster and simpler procedure.
- Reduced post-operative complications.
- Faster recovery.
- Less pain and scarring.
The endoscopic trans-nasal approach is performed through the nostrils. A natural passage way exists at the back end of the nose leading into the sphenoid sinus (an air filled cavity in the depth of the skull), which can be enlarged so that the endoscope and instruments can pass into this air filled cavity. From this region the sella turcica is easily accessed, which is the location of pituitary gland. Neurosurgeons use this route normally to remove the tumor from pituitary (the master glad).
Primary Brain Tumors
Treatment for primary brain tumors and metastatic tumors may include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The mainstay of this treatment is surgical resection whenever possible, depending on the size and location of the tumor. Surgery involves an incision on the scalp, removal of bone over the area of tumor (craniotomy), and removal of the tumor. Most patients remain in the hospital for 2-3 days after surgery.
Tumors such as astrocytoma, GBM, oligodendroglioma, ependymoma, medulloblastoma, are infiltrative, and thus even with removal of all visualized tumor, microcopic disease will remain.
Fractionated radiation therapy, with or without a clinical trial, may be used after surgery to address any remaining disease.
Radiosurgery is another treatment option, most often for benign lesions (meningioma, schwannoma) or metastatic tumors. This technique allows for a very high one time dose of radiation to be delivered to the tumor while sparing surrounding brain structures. This treatment is only acceptable for lesions that are less than 3cm in diameter, separate from the brain, and easily delineated on MRI or CT imaging.
Metastatic tumors are slightly more circumscribed, but also tend to recur in the location of previous treatment or elsewhere in the brain. Surgery, radiosurgery, fractionated radiation, chemotherapy, and clinical trials are all options and often used in combination. Each patient and doctor should discuss what option(s) are ideal for each patient.
Follow-up of Brain Tumor treatment
Following brain tumor treatment, most patients will need serial follow-up. Neurosurgeon will check lab exams and MR brain imaging to evaluate for recurrence or other long-term effects of the tumor or treatment.
Best Pakistani Neurosurgeon for Brain tumor, Dr. Waqas Mehdi, will help you in all areas of treatment, education, support, prevention and diagnosis,
Brain Tumor Neurosurgeon in Pakistan
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, or if you would like to learn more about other brain treatment options, contact best Brain Tumor neurosurgeon Dr. Waqas Mehdi at 0321-9499579 or contact online Neurosurgeon Doctor for Brain Tumor to learn more or schedule an appointment.