Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a brain tumor take to grow?

Many brain tumors grow slowly, particularly benign brain tumors. Some benign tumors may be safely monitored by a medical team for months or even years rather than being immediately removed with surgery. Many malignant tumors, though, are more aggressive and fast -growing and likely need prompt treatment.

What does a brain tumor feel like? How do you know if you have a brain tumor?

You may not notice some tumors until they grow larger. Others may cause a range of symptoms earlier on, which doctors evaluate during brain tumor diagnosis. While you don’t directly “feel” a brain tumor, many brain tumors cause swelling and headaches. (Even benign tumors may cause headaches, depending on their size and location.) Brain tumor headaches may have features that can distinguish them from other headaches: • Often severe and intolerable • May develop even in people who rarely (or never) get headaches • Can come on quickly • May come with vomiting • Don’t respond to typical over-the-counter remedies • Have a greater intensity in the morning, as swelling can increase while sleeping

How often do brain tumors come back?

Unfortunately, many malignant brain tumors return (recur), even after treatment initially appears successful. Because of this risk, we provide checkups and imaging tests at regular intervals. While tumors frequently recur near their original locations, they may also show up in a different part of the brain or on the spinal cord. If a brain tumor does return, we work with you to find additional treatment options and the best way to proceed. Our team can also provide relief for symptoms.

What are minimally invasive brain surgeries?

More recently, endoscopy is being done for brain surgery. An endoscope is inserted and surgery is performed with tools inserted through the endoscope. MRI or CT scanning guides the surgeon during the procedure. In Endonasal endoscopy, the tumor is accessed through the nose and the sinuses. This surgery is used for removing tumors of the pitutary gland and those in the base of the skull. In neuro endoscopy, an endoscope is inserted through a small opening in the skull.

What is the recovery period after a neurosurgery?

Recovery will depend on several factors: Overall health of the patient Age of the patient Type of surgery performed The condition being treated Part of the brain affected

What is the recovery period after a neurosurgery?

It is common to have some discomfort around the wound following surgery, however, this is usually easily controlled with simple pain medications. The level of pain relief required will depend on the type of procedure you are having. Doctor minimises pain by routinely performing surgeries using keyhole and minimally invasive techniques. Doctor and his team are very experienced in controlling pain after surgery and will keep you comfortable at all times.

Will I need rehabilitation?

Most patients are in hospital between 1 and 5 days following spinal surgery. The length of time depends on the time of procedure you have had. Doctor and his experienced staff will not discharge you home unless you are absolutely safe and ready to go home. Sometimes patients might need some time in rehabilitation prior to going home to increase strength and mobility. We will organise this for you.

What is the difference between spinal cord compression and nerve compression?

Spinal cord compression and nerve compression are actually very different medically. Doctor explains the importance of knowing the impact of each one—he describes nerve compression as causing pain, motor impairment, and sensory loss, and spinal cord compression as affecting the function of the body.

Which medical terms are typically used for brain surgery?

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It may be called as craniotomy, neurosurgery, craniectomy, minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery, minimally invasive neuro endoscopy.