Chief Cushie ~MaryO~ Posted November 29, 2007 Chief Cushie Report Share Posted November 29, 2007 http://www.or-live.com/motherfrances/1984/....cfm?source=rss Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy No Incision procedure removes a pituitary brain tumor through a patient's nasal cavity. December 13, 2007 at 6:00 PM CST (December 14, 2007 at 00:00 UTC) From Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, Tyler, TX Brain Surgery: On December 13 at 6 p.m. Central Time, Trinity Mother Frances will host a live webcast of a neurosurgical procedure during which a pituitary brain tumor will be removed through a patient's nasal cavity. Sabatino Bianco, MD, a Trinity Clinic neurosurgeon and the Director of the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, will perform an endoscopic transsphenoidal hypophysectomy (ETH), which eliminates the need for incisions and removal of the nasal septum and/or nasal turbinates. Victor Williams, MD, also a Trinity Clinic neurosurgeon, will serve as moderator of the webcast. "This technique is offered by very few neuroscience centers in the world," said Dr. Bianco. "In order to perform this operation, a neurosurgeon must go through a long learning curve and have access to specialized endoscopic instrumentation and navigational system technology. The pain, recovery time and travel have all been reduced for our patients. We are very excited." For more information on procedures available through the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, call (903) 525-7995 or (877) 233-0018 or visit www.tmfneuroscience.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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