Skull base surgery focuses on treating complex conditions and tumors located at the base of the skull. Dr. Lekovic is an expert in this area, offering advanced surgical techniques to ensure the best outcomes for patients. If you have the signs and symptoms of skull base-related concerns, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lekovic to explore personalized treatment options.
What Does Skull Base Surgery Involve?
Skull base surgery is a highly specialized discipline that deals with intricate conditions involving the base of the skull and adjacent areas. It often involves treating tumors, vascular abnormalities, and other complex lesions near critical cranial nerves and blood vessels. Dr. Lekovic is skilled in utilizing minimally invasive techniques and state-of-the-art technology to access and remove these lesions while preserving neurological function. If you have skull base-related concerns, contact Dr. Lekovic to discuss your options.
Types Of Skull Base Surgery
Endoscopic trans-sphenoidal approaches for pituitary tumors
In this minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon accesses the pituitary gland through the nose and sphenoid sinus using an endoscope. This approach allows visualization and removal of pituitary tumors without the need for external incisions. It is often used for non-functioning adenomas, functioning adenomas (e.g., prolactinomas), and other sellar and suprasellar tumors. The endoscope provides a clear view of the tumor, facilitating tumor removal while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues.
Please note that this list represents just some of the conditions treated with skull base surgery. For a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lekovic.
- Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
- Cranial Nerve Schwannoma
- Cranial and Skull Base Meningioma
- Spinal Schwannoma
- Spinal Meningioma
- Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
- Cholesterol Granuloma
- Glomus Jugulare Tumor
- Glomus Vagale Tumor
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Rathke Cleft Cyst
- Cavernous Sinus Tumor
- Metastatic Tumor
- Lower Cranial Nerve Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
- Arnold-Chiari Malformation
- Foramen Magnum Meningioma
- Jugular Foramen Meningioma
- Craniovertebral Junction Instability
- Metastatic and Primary Malignancies of the CVJ
- Superior Canal Dehiscence
What Is The Recovery Like?
The recovery from skull base surgery varies depending on the specific procedure and the individual patient. In general, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and fatigue in the first few days following surgery. Pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs are often prescribed to manage pain and reduce swelling. Most patients can return to light activities within a few weeks, but full recovery may take several weeks to a few months. It is essential to follow the postoperative care instructions provided by the medical team for a smooth recovery.
Contact Us Today
Dr. Lekovic is an expert in skull base surgery, offering advanced and comprehensive care for various conditions. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms related to skull base issues or need specialized treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lekovic. He will provide a thorough evaluation, discuss treatment options, and work with you to create a personalized plan that best suits your needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.