Surgery is a common treatment approach for tumors in the spine and brain. Even benign tumors can pose a threat to the spinal nerves and other structures in the brain. There are numerous procedures that can be used to treat these tumors, which we will explain below.
Set up your appointment with Dr. David Chang today to talk about tumor surgery options. Dr. Chang has a successful history of performing these procedures in Minnesota and will provide you the care you need.
Types of Spine & Brain Tumor Surgery
There are various types of procedures that can be used to treat spine and brain tumors. Here are a few of the most common:
- Sometimes biopsy procedures are performed to confirm whether or not a tumor is malignant or benign. This surgery involves removing a part of the tumor for testing.
- Craniotomy & Craniectomy – These procedures require part of the patient’s skull to be removed in order to access and remove the tumor. This procedure consists of removing the tumor through small holes in the skull, nose, or mouth using an endoscope to allow greater visibility.
- Spine Tumor Excision. Removal of all or part of a tumor near the spine.
These are the most commonly used surgical procedures for treating brain and spine tumors. The specific procedures, preparation requirements, and recovery times will vary based on the procedure and the patient.
Brain Tumor Surgery in St. Paul, MN
Malignant brain and spine tumors can be a matter of life and death. In those situations you want a physician with experience and precision. Minnesota Neurosurgeon Dr. David Chang has been successfully removing spine and brain tumors for years. Make your appointment with Dr. Chang today to discuss the surgical options for treating your brain or spine tumor – 651.430.3800.