Brain cancer surgery

There are several types of brain cancer, and they can be classified based on the location of the tumor, the type of cells involved, and other factors. Here are some of the most common types: 

  • Gliomas: These tumors originate from glial cells, which support and nourish the neurons in the brain. Gliomas are the most common type of brain cancer and can be further classified into different subtypes, including astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and ependymomas. 
  • Meningiomas: These tumors grow from the meninges, which are the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Meningiomas are usually slow-growing and are often benign. 
  • Pituitary tumors: These tumors grow in the pituitary gland, which is a small gland at the base of the brain that controls many of the body's hormone levels. 
  • Medulloblastomas: These tumors usually occur in children and originate in the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. 
  • Schwannomas: These tumors grow from Schwann cells, which are cells that form the protective covering around nerve fibers. Schwannomas are usually benign and can occur in various parts of the body, including the brain. 
  • Primary CNS lymphoma: This is a rare type of brain cancer that originates in lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that are part of the immune system. 

There are also secondary brain tumors, which are tumors that have spread to the brain from other parts of the body, such as the lungs, breast, or skin. The treatment for brain cancer will depend on the type and location of the tumor, as well as the overall health of the patient.Top of Form 

Brain cancer is a complex and challenging condition that requires expert care and treatment. The treatment of brain cancer typically involves a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. At Sterling Hospitals in Ahmedabad, we offer state-of-the-art brain cancer surgery to patients. 

Our brain cancer surgery team consists of highly skilled and experienced neurosurgeons who are equipped with the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. We offer a range of surgical options, including minimally invasive procedures, to ensure that each patient receives the most appropriate treatment for their individual needs. 

  • Biopsy: A biopsy involves removing a small piece of tissue from the brain for examination under a microscope. This is often done to diagnose the type of tumor and to determine the best course of treatment. 
  • Craniotomy: A craniotomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing part of the skull to access the brain. This is usually done to remove a tumor or to relieve pressure on the brain. 
  • Endonasal endoscopic surgery: This type of surgery involves using an endoscope to remove tumors that are located in the skull base, such as pituitary tumors. 
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery: This is a non-invasive procedure that uses focused radiation beams to treat tumors in the brain. It is often used for small tumors or for tumors that are difficult to remove with surgery. 
  • Laser interstitial thermal therapy: This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser to destroy tumor tissue. It is often used for deep-seated tumors that are difficult to reach with traditional surgery. 
  • Awake craniotomy: This is a specialized type of brain surgery that involves keeping the patient awake during the procedure. This allows the surgeon to monitor the patient's brain function in real-time and to avoid damaging critical areas of the brain. 

The choice of surgery depends on several factors, including the type and location of the tumor, the size of the tumor, and the patient's overall health. The treating physician will discuss the best surgical option for the patient's individual case. 

Sterling Hospitals in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India offers comprehensive neurosurgical services, including emergency services, daily outpatient consultation, and a dedicated neuro ICU equipped with advanced monitoring and ventilation equipment. The hospital also boasts a high-tech operation theater with state-of-the-art equipment, such as the 

  • Conmed & Valley Lab Electrocautery 
  • Operating Leica Neurosurgical MS-II Microscope 
  • Sugita Head Fixation System 
  •  Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) 

Additionally, Sterling Hospitals has a neuro-navigation system (NNS) that helps to perform complex neurosurgical procedures with greater precision, improving the quality of patient care, reducing tissue damage, and potentially resulting in faster recovery times. The hospital also has an EEG, EMG, and neurophysiology lab for additional diagnostic support. Overall, it seems like Sterling Hospitals has a robust neurosurgery department and is committed to providing cutting-edge treatments to patients with neurological conditions.Top of Form 

The cost of brain cancer surgery varies depending on the type and extent of the procedure, as well as other factors such as the patient's age and overall health. Our team of experts works closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account their individual needs and circumstances, including financial considerations. 

We understand that undergoing brain cancer surgery can be a difficult and stressful experience. That's why we offer comprehensive support services to our patients, including counseling, nutritional guidance, and physical therapy, to help them through every step of the process. Our goal is to provide our patients with the best possible care and support, both during and after their treatment. 

After brain cancer surgery, patients will typically require a period of recovery and rehabilitation. This may involve physical therapy to regain strength and mobility, as well as speech therapy and other types of rehabilitation to address any cognitive or communication issues that may have arisen as a result of the surgery. 

In summary, brain cancer is a challenging condition that requires expert care and treatment. At Sterling Hospitals in Ahmedabad, we offer state-of-the-art brain cancer surgery and comprehensive support services to help our patients through every step of the process. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with brain cancer, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our treatment options and to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced neurosurgeons.