Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery At Medical City Dallas Hospital
Medical City Brain and Spine is committed to minimally invasive surgery. Our specialists combines state-of-the-art technology with proven experience in a collaborative environment to deliver treatment options that offer enhanced safety, post operative comfort and cure rates while reducing complications, length of hospital stay and overall recovery time. Our highly customized approach seeks to achieve the best outcome for each patient with maximal preservation of function and quality of life while using the least invasive treatment possible.
Focused skull-base and endoscopically assisted approaches allow access to complex regions of the brain. Frequently, intracranial disease is intimately related to delicate vascular structures and the brainstem. By using small incisions and small cranial openings, we are able to remove this pathology while limiting the amount of manipulation of normal brain structures. Additionally, these approaches allow direct navigation to deep lesions of the brain and skull base without the need to expose the surface of the brain.
Skull-base diseases present a unique challenge to neurosurgeons. Our physicians are specially trained to treat patients who suffer from the following conditions:
- Gliomas (Astrocytoma, Oligodendroglioma,Ependymoma, Choroid plexus tumors, Ganglioglioma, PNET, DNET)
- Pituitary tumor
- Acoustic neuroma
- Lower cranial nerve schwannoma
- Trigeminal schwanomma
- Colloid cysts
- Dermoid and epidermoid tumors
- Glomus jugulare tumors
- Fibrous dysplasia
- Orbital tumors
- Chordoma and chondrosarcoma
- Cerebellar tumors
- Brainstem tumors
Spine Care at Medical City Dallas
Spinal cord disorders can be caused by trauma, aging, improper body mechanics, congenital deformities, tumors, infections, and normal wear and tear. Damage to any part of your back or pressure on the nerves in your spine can cause back pain and other symptoms, and can negatively impact a person’s quality of life.
Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain lasts for more than three months.
Back surgery is needed in only a small percentage of cases. Most back problems can be taken care of with nonsurgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice, heat, gentle massage and physical therapy. When conservative treatments don't help, back surgery may offer relief.
Our approach to back and spine disease treatment focuses on options that minimizes the healing time for patients while allowing the patient to return to their normal activities as soon as possible. The experts at Medical City provide comprehensive care for patients with back pain and spinal disorders and offer the highest level of expertise in treating the full spectrum of spinal disorders, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Tumors of the spine
- Tumors of the spinal cord
- Osteoporotic fractures
- Spondylolisthesis (slipped spine)
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spina Bifida
- Chiari malformation