Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Centra Neurosciences Program leads the field in advanced surgery techniques by offering minimally invasive surgery. In the event that surgery is required to treat an injury or condition, you will be treated using minimally invasive surgery techniques whenever possible.

Minimally invasive surgery techniques allow the surgeon to perform the procedure through a small incision, often just an inch or two in length. When compared to traditional surgery methods, minimally invasive surgery typically results in less pain for the patient, minimal scarring, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery.  Minimally invasive techniques can be used in both brain and spine surgeries.

Keyhole Craniotomy

One example of the cutting-edge procedures now being performed at Centra is a Keyhole Cranitotomy. 

A “keyhole” craniotomy is a minimally-invasive surgical technique most often performed to remove tumors. Here at Centra, this technique can even be used to clip aneurysms in the brain. The procedure involves a small incision in the scalp and minimal bone removal. When compared to traditional surgery methods, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) typically results in less pain for the patient, minimal scarring, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery than a traditional open craniotomy.

An aneurysm is an abnormal bulging or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. Aneurysms can occur in any artery of the body. Similar to a balloon, the aneurysm can grow larger in size, and as it expands, its walls become thinner and can burst. A cerebral aneurysm that ruptures will begin to bleed into the brain.

Centra is now offering aneurysm clippings by way of MIS techniques. Centra has joined just a handful of facilities across the nation that perform this groundbreaking surgery, such as The Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Oklahoma, St John’s Health Center, and UCLA. 

Endovascular Neurosurgery

Centra Neurosciences is very fortunate to be able to provide Endovascular Neurosurgery. With an Endovascular Neurosurgeon on our team, we are able to provide neurosurgery that uses catheters and radiology in order to diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases of the central nervous system. The term “endovascular” means “inside a blood vessel”. By providing endovascular neurosurgery, our neurosciences team is able to use tools that pass through blood vessels to diagnose and treat Neurological diseases and conditions rather than using open surgery. This type of procedure is another example of how Centra provides Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.