Brain Cancer Surgery

Surgical intervention is the primary treatment for brain cancers (tumours). Such procedures are intricate and need specialised techniques to remove the tumours without causing severe damage. Many benign (non-cancerous) tumours are treated only by surgery. Most malignant (cancerous) tumours usually look quite different from benign tumours. Apart from surgical intervention radiation therapy, steroids and/or chemotherapy are also necessary. The choice of treatment depends on the type and grade of brain tumour, its location, size, patient’s age and general health. Brain cancer surgeries must be performed by well-trained specialists at a good hospital setting. Like all surgeries, brain tumor surgery is most successful when it is performed by a specialist with a great deal of experience in the particular experience. This is especially true with brain tumors, because it is crucial to remove as much of the tumor as possible while leaving intact as much brain function as possible. In our institute there are highly trained physicians work together to give individualized care for malignant (cancer) and benign (non-cancer) brain tumors, collaborating and communicating frequently.

FAQs

What are the symptoms of a brain cancer?

Symptoms will depend on the size and location of the brain cancer. Common symptoms include headaches, seizures, nausea, vomiting, weakness or loss of feeling in the arms or legs, stumbling while walking, changes in vision, abnormal eye movements, drowsiness, change in behaviour, memory, and speech may occur.

What can cause a brain cancer?

The cause of brain tumors are unknown, with most occurring spontaneously. There are a small number of tumors that are likely to genetically inherited.

How long is the hospitalization following brain surgery?

Depending on the location of the brain tumor, hospitalization stay shall vary. Most patients will return home in 7-10 days following surgery.

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