Minimally invasive procedures are cutting-edge techniques that utilize advanced technology to perform surgeries with smaller incisions, resulting in reduced trauma, faster recovery, and fewer complications. Among these cutting-edge techniques are radiosurgery and endoscopic procedures. Radiosurgery uses focused radiation to target tumors and abnormalities, while endoscopic procedures use tiny incisions and advanced imaging to perform surgeries with precision. Dr. Lekovic uses cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures to address brain, spine, and head and neck conditions.
CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery
CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-invasive, cutting-edge treatment that delivers highly precise and targeted radiation to treat various conditions, including acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannoma, brain metastases, benign skull base tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and spinal tumors. This advanced technique allows for the delivery of high doses of radiation to the target area while sparing the surrounding healthy tissues.
The procedure involves using a robotic arm equipped with a powerful radiation source that can be precisely directed from multiple angles around the patient. The treatment team uses advanced imaging and computer software to create a detailed treatment plan that ensures the radiation beams converge at the tumor or affected area with exceptional accuracy. This precise targeting maximizes the effectiveness of radiation while minimizing damage to nearby tissue.
What Do Minimally Invasive Procedures Involve?
Minimally invasive procedures in neurosurgery utilize advanced technology and techniques to treat brain and spinal conditions with reduced trauma to surrounding tissues. These procedures often involve smaller incisions, specialized tools, and real-time imaging guidance. Examples include endoscopic surgeries for brain tumors and intracranial conditions and radiosurgery for precise, non-invasive treatment of brain lesions. Minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures offer shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery, and improved outcomes.
Endoscopic procedures are minimally invasive techniques used in neurosurgery to diagnose and treat various conditions within the brain and skull base. During an endoscopic procedure, a small, flexible tube called an endoscope is inserted through a small incision or natural opening in the body, such as the nostrils or mouth. The endoscope is equipped with a camera and light source, allowing the surgeon to view real-time images of the surgical site on a monitor.
The smaller incisions result in less tissue damage, reduced risk of infection, and quicker recovery times for patients. Additionally, the precise visualization provided by the endoscope allows for accurate and targeted treatment of tumors, lesions, and other abnormalities in the brain and skull base. Endoscopic procedures are particularly beneficial for the removal of pituitary tumors, as the endoscope can access the pituitary gland through the nasal passages without the need for a craniotomy.
Benefits Of Endoscopic Procedures:
- Minimally invasive
- Small incisions
- Reduced risk of complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery time
- Less pain and discomfort
- Improved visualization of the surgical area
- Preservation of surrounding healthy tissues
- Precise and targeted treatment
- Suitable for various conditions
- Potential for outpatient or same-day surgery
- Less scarring and better cosmetic outcomes
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Dr. Lekovic is an expert in minimally invasive neurosurgery and offers cutting-edge treatments with CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery and endoscopic procedures. If you or a loved one are facing neurological conditions or in need of surgical intervention, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lekovic. He will provide a thorough evaluation of your condition and discuss the most appropriate treatment options to help you achieve the best possible outcome.