ENDOSCOPIC MINIMALLY INVASIVE NEUROSURGERY
Minimally invasive neurosurgery utilizes small, flexible, lighted tubes called endoscopes to visualize various parts of the brain, skull base, or spinal cord through small openings. Endoscopes serve as small microscopes, magnifying critical anatomical structures so the surgeon can easily see the various diseased areas requiring repair, removal, or replacement. Because the use of endoscopes is much less intrusive into these anatomical structures than is conventional surgery, endoscopic neurosurgery is referred to as minimally invasive neurosurgery. For example, endoscopic neurosurgery in general does not require large incisions on the scalp or skull, or extensive dissection through brain tissue. The result is a faster and simpler procedure with greatly reduced post-operative complications, faster recovery, and less pain and scarring. The actual removal or repair of the problem is done as effectively, safely, and completely as with conventional "open" surgery.
Recent technical advancements in endoscope design have produced equipment that is smaller and more efficient, with improved resolution and brighter illumination, than earlier models. Endoscopic neurosurgery has greatly simplified the management of many intracranial (within the brain) ailments in both adults and children, and has reduced surgical complications, shortened hospital stay, and minimized cosmetic concerns associated with many major neurosurgical conditions.
Today, it is the best and latest technique performed by Dr. Asif Bashir for the following conditions:
- THIRD VENTRICULOSTOMY FOR HYDROCEPHALUS
- SPINE SLIPPED DISC SURGERY
- KEY HOLE MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY
- INTRAVENTRICULAR BRAIN TUMORS
- COLLOID CYST
- CEREBROSPINAL FLUID: CSF FISTULA LEADING TO RHINORRHEA
- PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY
- PITUITARY ADENOMA TUMOR
- ARACHNOID CYST
Intracranial Surgery: In intracranial surgery, endoscopes are introduced into the brain through very small skull openings, following which tiny instruments may be placed through the same opening for the purpose of performing endoscopic tumor biopsy, colloid cyst resection, and endoscopic cyst fenestration, as well as to treat hydrocephalus. Operations can last from about 15 minutes to an hour, and patients are typically discharged the next day from the hospital.
Endonasal Neurosurgery: Endonasal (through the nose) neurosurgery is frequently performed to treat a range of conditions, included among which are pituitary tumors, meningiomas and chordomas. Prof. Dr. Asif Bashir is able to maneuver the endoscope to different areas, which allows treatment of brain tumors in different locations. He can also direct the endoscope downward and clearly see the palate and the back of the throat to operate on the top of the spine and base of the skull.
Endoscopic neurosurgical procedures have been used in the treatment of pituitary tumors, hydrocephalus, intracranial cysts, intraventricular brain tumors, Cervical & lumbar discectomy and decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis and Pediatric neurosurgery in children, Cerebrospinal Fluid: CSF Fistula leading to rhinorrhea.