Life After Pituitary Tumor Surgery
Making Healthier Choices in Life After Pituitary Tumor Surgery
After a successful minimally invasive surgical removal of pituitary tumors with your Orange County Neurosurgeon, Robert Louis, MD, what are the healthier choices you can make to live healthy and live well for the rest of you life?
Attend All Your Post-Surgical Follow-Up Care Appointments
Follow-up care is as much part of Dr. Louis‘ comprehensive pituitary tumor treatment program as the minimally invasive surgery. Whther you had an Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery or CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery, it is important to keep your follow-up care appointments with Dr. Louis as this allows him to monitor your recovery, healing and watch closely any signs of recurrence of pituitary tumor. Your follow-up care may involve conducting blood test to check your pituitary gland function, hormone level test to check for signs of pituitary tumor recurrence, as well as MRI scans to check for recurrence. Brain and nerve functions will also be checked regularly for any signs of nerve damage as a result of pituitary tumor.
Choose Healthier Food
Some of the side effects of pituitary tumor surgery and treatment are weight loss or gain and lack of appetite for food. These are often temporary and imrpove overtime. However, it’s best that you seek the help of a nutritionist or dietician to help you achieve a healthier eating habits.
Exercise and Stay Active
To reduce the feeling of tiredness or fatigue, which is common among patients after pituitary tumor surgery or treatment, it is recommended that you slowly introduce exercise in your daily routine. Choose the type of exercise or physical activity that is customized to your fitness level. Make sure to discuss with your neurosurgeon before starting any fitness program. Exercise helps improve both your physical and mental health.
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) 383-4185 or click on Contact Us »