Surgery for the Brain, Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Neurosurgeons at Aiken Regional Medical Centers provide treatment options including:
- Skull base surgery (endoscopic pituitary surgery)
- Complex brain tumor surgery
- Spine surgery (disc surgery, spinal decompression, spinal fusion)
- Minimally invasive cranial and spine surgery
- Peripheral nerve surgery (carpal tunnel)
- Treatments for spinal and cranial trauma
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If you need a referral to a physician at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, call our free physician referral service at 800-322-8322 or search for a physician online.
Advanced Visualization Tools for Neurosurgery Procedures
The endoscope has vastly improved visualization and safety for the removal of pituitary tumors. Since pituitary tumor removal is performed through the nasal sinuses, neurosurgeons at Aiken Regional work with Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons, who assist with both the process of getting through the nasal structures and the use of the endoscopic camera.
The camera offers a dynamic 4K magnified view, providing a much clearer view than previously available, including the ability to peek around corners. Precise visualization allows for tumor removal, without possible compromise to surrounding tissue.
Aiken Regional's Neurosurgery team also uses Gleolan™, which offers advanced visualization in brain tumor surgery. Gleolan is an oral medication that, when combined with a blue filter, causes tumor cells to display bright pink during the fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS). It is designed for the treatment of Glioblastoma, a relatively common malignant brain tumor that occurs in middle aged and older adults. Since this type of tumor, under a traditional light, looks nearly identical to normal brain tissue, diagnosis and surgical treatment of Glioblastoma was previously more limited.
Aiken Regional is the only facility in the area offering the FDA approved Gleolan optical imaging agent.