Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
Our Approach to Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
This technique offers numerous potential advantages over traditional surgery, including direct access to tumors without the need to cut into the skull. Accessing a tumor via the endoscopic endonasal approach (also called EEA) also can eliminate the need to move the brain, vessels, or nerves.
Our goals are to minimize the risk of complications, produce the best possible results, and reduce recovery times.
Our doctors are among the most experienced endoscopic endonasal surgeons in the world. We have helped lead the development of this innovative technique for the removal of growths and abnormalities such as tumors near the base of the skull.
In addition, our team conducts research into new advances to ensure that we can offer patients the most advanced endoscopic endonasal treatment options, some not yet available anywhere else.
What We Offer You for Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
- Globally-recognized expertise in the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach to skull base surgery
- Use of the endoscopic endonasal approach to treat conditions involving brain, pituitary, and skull base tumors.
- Faster recovery with a less invasive, scarless approach to surgery
- Team-based treatment planning that brings together specialists from neurosurgery, rhinology, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, neuropathology, and more
- Comprehensive support services to help you with your specific symptoms and the challenges of this experience.
- Assistance from our International Medical Services team to plan your travel and accommodations.
What Is Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery?
Endoscopic endonasal surgery is a minimally invasive technique that enables doctors to treat tumors and tissue damage near the brain or spine by using an endoscope (a thin tube with a light and camera) inserted through the nose and sinuses.
This can eliminate the need to make cuts in the skin or skull. As a result, when compared with traditional surgery, the endoscopic endonasal approach (also sometimes called EEA) can reduce the risk of complications, shorten recovery times, and improve outcomes.
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
Stanford Health Care offers minimally invasive endoscopic endonasal surgery to remove tumors near the brain, skull, and spine, and to treat sinus conditions.
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