Brain port surgery is a minimally invasive technique that uses the most advanced technology to reduce the risk of complications and trauma to the surrounding brain tissue.
During brain port surgery, a small tube is threaded through a small hole in the skull to the location of the tumor or lesion. The surgeon uses a GPS-like neuronavigation system to stay within a millimeter of the desired path for the tube. This reduces the risk of damaging surrounding tissue.
An endoscope with a light and camera on the end is used to visualize and illuminate the tumor. Once the tumor is examined and the treatment planned confirmed, the surgeon uses specialized tools to treat the tumor through the tube. This reduces the risk of damaging surrounding tissue. Once the surgery is complete, the tube is carefully removed and the skull is closed.
Brain port surgery is often preferred when the tumor is in the substance of the brain and the fluid-filled ventricles including these types of lesions:
• Colloid cysts
• Metastatic tumors
• Ventricle tumors
As a minimally invasive procedure, surgeons use technology to be more accurate to reduce the trauma caused on the body. Patients experience less pain and a shorter recovery time.