Pituitary Tumor Surgery

Pituitary Tumor Surgery in Orange County

Endonasal Trasnssphenoidal Approach for Pituitary TumorPituitary tumor surgery is the most common treatment for the removal of benign pituitary tumor that is located in the part of the brain where it is safe for your Orange County Neurosurgeon, Robert Louis MD, to remove. There are several factors that make surgical removal of pituitary tumor the best option, such as if the tumor is secreting hormones that medication cannot treat, if the tumor is pressing against the pituitary gland or nerves that are causing other health problem or if the tumor is persistent and continues to grow despite medical and surgical treatments.

Treatments for Pituitary Tumor

Fellowship-trained Orange County neurosurgeon Robert Louis, MD offers a comprehensive approach to caring for patients with pituitary tumors though minimally invasive surgical approaches. He has the expertise in minimally invasive neuroendoscopic and endoscopic transsphenoidal surgical tehcniques that produce better patient outcomes, as well as the more traditional craniotomy.

Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery

Orange County neurosurgeon, Dr. Louis, performs Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery using a small high-resolution video camera with a light called an endoscope to remove a tumor or take a biopsy. Read more »

Neuroendoscopic Surgery

Dr. Louis performs minimally invasive Neuroendoscopic Surgery to remove pituitary tumor that cannot be reached with traditional surgery. Using an endoscope, the pituitary tumor is accessed through the nose, mouth or a dime-sized hole in the skull.

CyberKnife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery

CyberKnife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery is the least invasive and non-surgical treatment for pituitary tumor and is considered safe and highly effective in selected patients with pituitary tumors. Read more »

Craniotomy

Craniotomy is performed by surgically removing a part of the skull using a specialized tools to expose the brain where the tumor is located. The bone is only temporarily removed, then replaced after the pituitary tumor surgery is completed. Read more »

Improving Patient Outcomes

Dr. Louis helps improve outcomes for patients with pituitary tumors by using cutting-edge technology, procedures and tools, such as intra-operative digital imaging and computers to help detect and safely remove pituitary tumor. These technology and tools allow your neurosurgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery that provides patients with great benefits.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery for pituitary tumor removal is safe and highly-efficient and offers patients tremendous benefits:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Quicker recovery time compared to traditional surgery
  • Minimal or zero scarring
  • Allows patients to start radiation therapy immediately without waiting for incision to heal
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    Post-Surgical Care

    Dr. Louis and his surgical team of fellow specialists and nurses are all experienced and trained in neurosurgery and post-surgical care. Post-operative and follow-up care are very important part of Dr. Louis’ comprehensive pituitary tumor treatment. Dr. Louis will provide post-operative care and schedule follow-up appointment to monitor your recovery and healing. It is important to stick to your appointments so your healthcare team can monitor any recurring symptoms.

    Minimally Invasive Treatment for Pituitary Tumor

    If you or a someone you know is suffering from pituitary tumor and would like to know more about minimally invasive treatments or a consultation with Dr. Louis, your Orange County Neurosurgeon, call (949) 274-7336 or click on Contact Us »