Minimally invasive procedures

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions. Listen to Pankaj Gore, M.D., co-medical director of Providence Cranial Services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, as he discusses the advances of minimally invasive procedures.

Compared to traditional surgeries, these procedures cause you less pain, less scarring and less risk of post-operative complications, and result in shorter hospital stays.

Providence Cranial Services
Leading-edge technology. Computerized navigation. Laser-sharp precision. Such advancements have revolutionized neurosurgery. Today, patients receive remarkable treatments when facing brain tumors, aneurysms, seizures and other brain conditions.

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Maximizing minimally invasive brain tumor surgery

Colloid cysts are rare and potentially deadly, but with special training, endoscopic resection can be done swiftly and easily. – By Pankaj A. Gore, M.D., neurosurgeon

Brain aneurysm: When to clip, when to coil

Clipping is favored in patients in otherwise good health, younger patients and those with a complete third-nerve palsy. Coiling is favored for older patients in poor health with multiple medical co-morbidities. This patient in this case study got both treatments. – By Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., neurosurgeon