Transsphenoidal Surgery for Tumor

Transsphenoidal surgery is an endoscopic procedure where our fellowship-trained neurosurgeons remove a pituitary tumor via the nasal cavity.

What Is Transsphenoidal Surgery?

The process includes cutting into the sinus cavity, inserting a camera and then removing part of the sphenoid sinus in order to access the pituitary cavity. From there, your neurosurgeon will remove the tumor in small pieces leaving the pituitary gland intact.

General anesthesia is used and our patients are typically hospitalized for 2-5 days after the procedure for close monitoring. After release, you will be able to return to work in 3 to 6 weeks. A follow-up MRI scan will help assess the success of your surgery.

Video: Pituitary Tumors with NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman

World-Class Transsphenoidal Surgery at NSPC

We are always at the forefront of innovative techniques in order to provide you with a superior experience. If transsphenoidal surgery does not completely resolve your cancer, we have follow-up tools such as the Gamma Knife, a form of stereotactic surgery, in our arsenal to help in your battle with cancer.

Our leading-edge doctors employ Gamma Knife in the treatment of other neurological disorders, including primary malignant brain tumorstrigeminal neuralgia, and brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Come in today to see how we can help you.

The expert neurosurgeons at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) provide top-notch transsphenoidal surgery for removal of a pituitary tumor. Our centers are located in the New York tri-state region, including our Long Island Brain Tumor Center. Contact us to discuss the best surgical treatment option for you.

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