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Craniotomy for Tumor Resection

Thank you for considering our practice for your upcoming procedure. We understand that surgery can be overwhelming, but we are committed to providing you with the information and care you need to feel confident and prepared for your procedure. Here is what you can expect before, during, and after your surgery.

About the Procedure

What is a Craniotomy for Tumor Resection Surgery?

A craniotomy for tumor resection is a surgical procedure used to remove a tumor from the brain. The goal of the surgery is to remove as much of the tumor as possible while minimizing damage to the surrounding brain tissue.

Before the procedure:

Before your surgery, you will meet with your neurosurgeon to discuss the procedure and ask any questions you may have. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, and fast for a certain period of time before your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure.

During the procedure:

The craniotomy for tumor resection will be performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep and won't feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon will create a small incision in your scalp and remove a section of the skull to access the brain. They will then use specialized instruments to remove the tumor, being careful not to damage the surrounding brain tissue. In some cases, the surgeon may use imaging techniques, such as MRI, during the surgery to guide the removal of the tumor.

After the procedure:

After your surgery, you will be closely monitored in the recovery room until you are awake and stable enough to be moved to a hospital room. You may need to stay in the hospital for several days to a week or more, depending on the specifics of your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your incision, manage any pain or discomfort, and gradually resume your normal activities.

We hope this information has been helpful in preparing you for your craniotomy for tumor resection. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your neurosurgeon. They are here to support you throughout your entire journey to recovery.

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