Endoscopic surgery is a safe and effective method for treating brain and spine disorders in a minimally invasive way. At Academy of Neurosurgical Physicians in Hollywood, Florida, Anthony Hall, MD, CM, FACS, FAANS, performs both brain and spine endoscopic surgery to treat a wide range of conditions. To schedule an appointment with a neurological surgeon at Academy of Neurosurgical Physicians, call the office or book online now.
Endoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that allows surgeons to perform procedures through small incisions rather than through open surgery. Instead of making large incisions for a clear view of your internal structures, endoscopic procedures use a small camera, which allows your surgeon to see inside your body.
The neurological team at Academy of Neurosurgical Physicians performs a full selection of endoscopic brain and spine surgeries, which can improve your recovery outcome when compared to traditional open surgery.
Endoscopic surgery offers several advantages over open surgery. Compared to more invasive procedures, endoscopic surgery can result in:
To determine whether you’re a candidate for endoscopic brain or spine surgery, your surgeon may order a variety of tests, including blood work, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) scans.
Your physician at Academy of NeurosurgicalPhysicians may recommend endoscopic brain or spine surgery to treat:
A tumor is a collection of tissue that results from abnormal cell growth. Tumors can be difficult to fully remove, but endoscopic surgery allows your neurological surgeon to remove these growths with precision. By keeping incisions small, endoscopic surgery also minimizes the risk of healthy tissue damage in the brain and spine.
Depending on the type and location of your tumor, your neurological surgeon can either perform intracranial surgery (through the skull) or endonasal surgery (through the nose).
The discs between your vertebrae contain a hard outer shell and softer center that gives your spine flexibility. When the outer casing cracks or degenerates, the center can push through and irritate surrounding nerves. To reduce pain and inflammation, your neurological surgeon at Academy of Neurosurgical Physicians can repair the damage through endoscopic surgery.
There are several methods to treat a damaged disc through endoscopic surgery, including a lumbar fusion of lumbar discectomy. Your neurological surgeon can determine the appropriate treatment for you after running a series of tests.
To learn more about endoscopic surgery, call Academy of Neurosurgical Physicians or schedule an appointment online now.