Advanced Brain Surgery at Medical City Dallas Hospital

Dr. Caetano CoimbraThe Destination for the Treatment of Brain Tumors and Other Brain Conditions at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

Dr. Caetano Coimbra, Director of the Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Center

The Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Center (MIBS) at Medical City Dallas Hospital is a pioneering collaborative effort that combines proven adult and pediatric neurosurgical expertise to deliver minimally invasive solutions for brain tumors and other brain conditions. Led by Dr. Coimbra, the neurosurgeons at MIBS are recognized leaders in the development of expanded endoscopic transnasal neurosurgery for brain tumors and skull-base surgery in North Texas.

Medical City Brain and Spine is committed to minimally invasive surgery. Our specialists combine 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 brain stem. By using small incisions and small cranial openings, we are able to remove the 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.

Brain Conditions Treated

  • Brain Tumors
  • Gliomas
  • Pineal Tumors
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Facial Hemispasms
  • Basilar Invaginations
  • Meningiomas
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Lower Cranial Nerve Schwannomas
  • Colloid Cysts
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Dermoid/Epidermoid Tumors
  • Glomus Jugulare Tumors
  • Fibrous Dysplasias
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Chordoma/Chondrosarcomas
  • Cerebellar Tumors
  • Brainstem Tumors
  • Trigeminal Schwannomas

Enhancing Quality of Life After Brain Surgery

Dr. Coimbra and the MIBS team, in collaboration with pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Dale Swift, provide high quality care and are committed to preservation of functions through creative, innovative approaches to treatment and customized patient care.

Benefits of Endoscopic Transnasal Neurosurgery

  • No Brain Retraction
  • Faster Recovery Time
  • No Facial Scars
  • Fewer Complications
  • Reduced Hospital Stays

Innovative Brain Surgery at the MIBS Center at Medical City

The 360 Minimally Invasive Concept

This unique neurosurgical approach allows the removal of complex brain tumors from all locations within the brain and skull base – with minimal brain manipulation, no cosmetic insult and maximum preservation of function.

Extradural Navigation Concept

This approach uses the natural extradural spaces at the skull base to gain access to deep brain tumors. This strategy avoids unnecessary early exposure and manipulation of the brain, thereby reducing brain injury and complications.

No Footprint Concept

At MIBS, the routine use of minimally invasive strategies in neurosurgery has resulted in less brain trauma and manipulation. These advantages are clearly illustrated by the absence of footprints – brain edemas and contusions on post-operative MRIs – and their undesirable consequences.

Learn More about Brain Surgery at Medical City Dallas

For more information about the Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Center at Medical City Dallas Hospital, call (972) 566-MIBS (6427).