Neuroendoscopy is a minimally invasive form of brain surgery that allows surgeons to reach parts of the brain that cannot be accessed through traditional surgery. It also allows for the removal of tumors without the need for a large incision in the skull; instead, tumors are removed through the mouth, nose or a small window through the skull.
Neuroendoscopy is performed using an endoscope, which is a small, flexible tube with a camera and a small set of surgical instruments attached. This procedure can be used to remove a tissue sample for further testing (a biopsy) or to remove part or all of a brain tumor.
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we are at the forefront of minimally invasive brain and skull base surgery. We offer neuroendoscopy as a leading-edge treatment for a variety of conditions, including:
- Skull base tumors
- Acoustic neuromas
- Ventricular tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Pineal region tumors
At Moffitt, each patient is evaluated by a team of experienced surgeons who determine the best surgical approach for his or her needs. In many cases, neuroendoscopy offers a number of advantages over open brain surgery; as with other minimally invasive procedures, it is often associated with shorter recovery times and lower complication rates.
For more information about neuroendoscopy or any of the other advanced brain tumor treatments that we offer at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. We welcome you to make an appointment with or without a physician’s referral.