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Dr. Ananth Egoor

Dr. Ananth Egoor

MBBS, MS (Osm), MCh (NIMS) Gold Medalist
10 Years Of ExperienceConsultant Neurosurgeon

2 awards
Dr.Ayyadurai R Dr. Ayyadurai R, best Neurosurgeon in Hyderabad

Dr. Ayyadurai R

MBBS, DNB Neurosurgery
Ex-Associate Professor, AIMS, Kochi
Neuro-Oncology, Microscopic and Endocopic Skull Base, Neuro-Endoscopy, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

19 Years Of ExperienceSr. Consultant Neurosurgeon

6 awards
best Neurosurgeron in hyderabad

Dr. B. J. Rajesh

MS, M.Ch (Nerosurgery)
Consultant Neurosurgeon

Dr. Bala Raja Sekhar Chandra Yetukuri Neuro and Spine Surgeon

Dr. Bala Raja Sekhar Chandra Yetukuri

MS, MCh (PGI Chandigarh)
12 Years Of ExperienceSr. Consultant Neuro & Spine Surgeon

3 awards
Best Neuro & Spine Surgeon in India

Dr. BSV Raju

MS, DNB (Ortho), MCh (Neuro)-NIMS Spine Fellow, Wayne State University Spine & Peripheral Nerve Fellow, Stanford University, USA
28 Years Of ExperienceSenior Consultant Neuro & Spine Surgeon

5 awards
Dr. K S Kiran

Dr. K S Kiran

MS, MCH (Neurosurgery)
Consultant Neurosurgeon

2 awards
Dr. Kancherla Krishna Tej Reddy Best Neurosurgeon in Hyderabad

Dr. Kancherla Krishna Tej Reddy

MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), MCh Neurosurgery (AIMS, Kochi)
Fellowship in Neuro-Endoscopy, Neuro-Oncology & Skull Base (AIMS, Kochi)
Advanced Endonasal Endoscopic Skull Base Workshop (Stanford University, USA)

5 Years Of ExperienceAssociate Consultant Neurosurgeon

Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao | Best Senior Neurosurgeon

Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao

MBBS, MCh, Ex Professor NIMHANS, Clinical Fellow in Skull Base Surgery (Osaka, Japan)
17 Years Of ExperienceSr. Consultant Neuro Surgeon

6 awards
Dr. M. Vijaya Saradhi | Best Neuro surgeon in Hyderabad

Dr. M. Vijaya Saradhi

MCh (Neurosurgery), DNB (Neurosurgery)
Ex Prof-NIMS

28 Years Of ExperienceSr. Consultant Neuro Surgeon

3 awards
Dr.-Rajashekar-Reddy

Dr. Rajasekhar Reddy K

MBBS, MS (Gen Surg), MCh (Neuro Surgery)
20 Years Of Experience Sr. Consultant Neuro & Spine Surgeon

4 awards
best Neurosurgeron in hyderabad

Dr. Ravi Suman Reddy

MBBS, MCh
19 Years Of ExperienceConsultant Neuro & Spine Surgeon

1 awards
DR. Sayuj Krishnan S Neuro Surgeon

Dr. Sayuj Krishnan S

MBBS, DNB (Neurosurgery) (AIMS, Kochi), Fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Complex Spine Surgery, Scoliosis (Amrita, Kochi), Observership in Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery (Germany)
9 Years Of ExperienceConsultant Neurosurgeon

4 awards
best Neurosurgeon Doctor

Dr. Srinivas Botla

MS, MCh (Neuro), FSFN
12 Years Of ExperienceSenior Consultant Neurosurgeon

FAQ’S
What is a skull base surgery?

Skull base surgery is performed to remove a tumour or other growth from the base of the skull. Endoscopic skull base surgery, also known as minimally invasive skull base surgery, is a surgical technique that allows doctors to perform this delicate procedure through the nose.

What is a skull doctor called?

Otorhinolaryngologists, otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, or ENT surgeons or physicians are doctors who specialise in treating problems with the skull. For diseases of the ear, nose, mouth, base of the skull, head, and neck, patients seek care from an otorhinolaryngologist.

Why Is Skull Base Surgery Done?

Skull base surgery is used to remove tumours from the skull, such as:

  • Sinonasal tumours (tumors of the sinuses and nasal cavities)
  • Tumours in the pituitary gland
  • Craniopharyngiomas (brain tumours near the pituitary gland) 
  • A cyst, encephaloceles (brain hernias), and certain birth defects can all be treated with skull base surgery.
What Happens Before Skull Base Surgery?

It requires a team to care for children who have tumours or other disorders that require skull base surgery. Depending on a child’s condition, a doctor’s care team may include:

  • An ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist (ENT)
  • A neurosurgeon who specialises in treating brain disorders
  • An ophthalmologist is a doctor who specialises in the treatment of the eyes
  • An anesthesiologist is a doctor who specialises in administering anaesthesia.
  • A specialist in endocrinology
  • A cancer specialist
  • A radiology expert

Doctors will most likely order a CAT scan and/or an MRI scan to plan for surgery. Before surgery, a child can need additional testing, medications, or examinations.

What Happens After Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery?

To help control bleeding, doctors can place absorbable packaging material in the nose. To keep the inside of the nose moist and avoid crusting, the doctor will prescribe a saline (saltwater) nasal spray and antibiotic ointment.

Following the operation, a child can see an ENT surgeon on a daily basis. The surgeon will examine the wound and remove any crusting in the nose. A child may also need follow-up appointments with other doctors and other therapies, such as radiation or chemotherapy, depending on the condition.

For at least a month after skull base surgery, children must avoid activities that increase head pressure. They should:

  • Not strain especially during bowel movements. A stool softener may be recommended by the doctor.
  • They sneeze with their mouths closed
  • They should not blow their noses and sleep flat. 

For a week or two, the doctor would normally suggest sleeping with a couple of pillows to keep the head elevated.

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