What to Expect During Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

At Banner Health, our neurology and neurosurgery teams work together to offer the best patient outcomes and quality of life. We specialize in compassionate and comprehensive care, delivering treatment plans for your condition that are tailored to you. Our experts work hand-in-hand to enhance care with multiple specialties including neurology, neuro-oncology, psychiatry, neuropsychology and rehabilitation. You can feel confident that you have a support team devoted to meeting all your neurosurgical needs.

Before Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Before going into surgery, your neurosurgeon will discuss the details of the surgery with you. They will also provide you with instructions of pre-surgery do’s and don’ts such as instructions for making sure your skin is as clean as possible to help reduce the risk of infection and instructions on when to arrive at the hospital. Your neurosurgeon will try to be as cosmetic as possible when it comes to the incision spot as well as your hair.

During Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

During your surgery, our team of experts will proceed with the plan they discussed with you prior. Your neurosurgeon will use modern techniques, such as image-guided technology, to remove the tumor or malformation on your brain. Our neurosurgeons are highly skilled in the latest approaches and minimally invasive techniques that shorten patients’ hospital stays and lessen discomfort.

After Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Now it’s time to rest and recover. Once your surgery is complete, you may stay in the hospital for a few days following the surgery. Talk to your doctor about what to expect during this time so you can inform your loved ones about recovery time spent in the hospital. Your neurosurgeon will develop a recovery plan specific to you to make sure you’re healing well after the surgery. Recovery times may vary based on the condition treated. Minimally invasive brain surgery allows for a quicker recovery time and you should not feel significant changes in functions of your body. When it comes to daily activities, talk to your neurosurgeon about timelines such as when it is safe to drive and get back to daily routines.

We strive to provide the best patient outcomes by using the most current and effective treatments. Lean on our team of experts to help you recover quickly.