Brain Tumor Surgery in Mumbai

If you have been detected with a brain tumor, you probably have several questions about diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and recovery. Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney is one of the best neurosurgeon in India. He performs advanced and efficient brain tumour surgery in Mumbai for benign and malignant brain tumours.

 

Dr. Sawhney believes that no two patients respond to treatment in the same way. Thus, he adopts a patient-centered approach to care. Dr. Sawhney works with a collaborative team of specialists to establish tailored brain tumour treatment strategies based on a thorough, multidisciplinary review of all available diagnostic data. He utilizes individual DNA profiling, sophisticated neuroimaging, and cognition testing to determine the best treatment alternatives.

 

Dr. Sawhney has exceptional knowledge of brain functioning making him an exceptional neurosurgeon in Mumbai. The ability to interpret lab findings into clinical practice assists him in providing brain tumour patients with direct and immediate access to the most up-to-date brain tumour surgery in Mumbai.

 

Overview of Brain Tumour Surgery

A brain tumour or intracranial tumour is an abnormal mass of tissue in which cells grow and multiply abnormally, seemingly uncontrolled by the processes that ordinarily keep normal cells in check.

 

The most common treatment for brain tumours that can be removed without causing significant damage is surgery. Many benign (non-cancerous) tumours can only be treated surgically. However, most malignant (cancerous) tumours require further treatment, such as radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, in addition to surgery. A brain tumor surgery is only suggested after examinations and tests are performed.

Common Signs & Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Seizure
  • Vomiting
  • Cognitive Changes
  • Vision Problems
  • Speech Changes

Symptoms of a Brain Tumour

The following symptoms may accompany different forms of brain tumours, depending on the location of the tumour in the brain. Some symptoms and signs of brain tumours include:

  • Severe headaches that wake the patient up in the morning or keep them awake at night.
  • Convulsions or seizures.
  • Thinking, speaking, or communicating difficulties.
  • Personality changes.
  • One part or one-sided weakness or paralysis of the body.
  • Dizziness or a loss of balance.
  • Vision changes.
  • Changes in hearing.
  • Numbness or tingling in the face.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Disorientation and confusion.

Treatment Options for Brain Tumours

Craniotomy

A craniotomy is the most common procedure for the removal of a brain tumor. During this surgery, the neurosurgeon removes a portion of the scalp to expose the area of the brain above the tumor.

 

In a conventional craniotomy, the surgeon operates according to their experience, knowledge, and interpretation of the pre-operative scans. In stereotactic surgery, also known as neuro-navigation computer-assisted technology, the surgeon may rely on it to precisely perform the surgery.

 

Micro-neurosurgery

Stereotactic brain surgery removes the tumor with the help of image guidance. In this procedure, advanced surgical navigation and brain mapping technology help create a three-dimensional image.

 

The main objective of this technique is to offer precise information about the location and position of the tumor in the brain. Some stereotactic systems provide real-time imaging of the surgery. Stereotactic surgical techniques help reach tumors located deep inside the brain, like the brain stem or thalamus. Further, it can also assist in limiting the extent of surgery.

 

Endoscopic pituitary surgery

To remove tumors from the skull base and pituitary glands, surgeons perform endoscopic surgery through the nose. The surgeon uses long instruments to operate through the nostrils using a tiny endoscope camera and light to remove the tumor. The endoscope allows views of deep areas from different angles, reducing surgical trauma during approach and retraction of structures. It is a minimally invasive technique where the surgeon makes small incisions at the back of the nasal cavity, and it causes minimum destruction to the nasal tissues.

 

Endoscopic surgery

Endoscopes help the surgeon perform surgeries through tiny openings. They are long, flexible, narrow-lighted tubes that are inserted into the surgical sites. They offer light and visual access to the surgeon.

 

Endoscopic ventricular surgery

This surgery treats several conditions, such as a wide variety of tumors, colloid cysts, and hydrocephalus. The doctor accesses the fluid-filled cavities in the centre of the brain with the help of a minimally invasive sheath to perform the procedure.

 

Endoscopic port surgery

Endoscopic port surgery allows the surgeon access to deep-seated brain tumors through a small opening in the skull. This technique results in fewer complications and shorter hospital stays.

 

Dr. Gurneet also provides the patients with proper guidelines and precautions post-brain tumor surgery

 

Why choose Dr. Gurneet Sawhney for Brain Tumour Surgery in Mumbai?

  • Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney is one of the best neurosurgeon in India, with higher qualifications and specialization in brain tumour or other brain-related surgeries.
  • Moreover, he is extensively trained in neurosurgical procedures.
  • Dr. Sawhney is nationally recognized for his expertise and proficiency in complex brain surgeries.
  • Furthermore, Dr. Sawhney has gained great precision in brain tumour surgeries for the past 14 years.

Get in touch with us at 9902579412 or make an online consultation if you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor and would like to speak with Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney about your treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the next four weeks after discharge, the patient must refrain from lifting heavy objects. For the next four weeks, the patient must avoid becoming constipated and pushing hard during bowel motions. The patient should avoid physical exertion caused by working, running, exercising, and other strenuous activities.

The night before the procedure, the patient should avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight. The patient may have a light meal before midnight to avoid feeling hungry in the morning. If the surgeon allows, the patient can drink small sips of water until two hours before surgery.

The surgeon will give the patient-specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery to remove a brain tumor. The patient should tell the doctor about any prescriptions they are taking, including OTC drugs and vitamins. Also, the patient should inform the doctor about any allergies they have, any previous surgeries, and whether or not they have had alcoholic drinks.

Benign (non-cancerous) brain tumours can usually be removed successfully with surgery and do not recur. It is frequently contingent on the surgeon's ability to remove all of the tumours safely. If any remains, it can be monitored via scans or treated with radiotherapy.

After brain tumor surgery, some people recover quickly, while others take longer. Others may suffer from short-term or long-term issues. The patient may have problems depending on where the tumour was located in the brain.  

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