Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery | MedStar Health

MedStar Health, a leader in skull base surgeries, now offers endoscopic endonasal surgery performed by an interdisciplinary team of experts. Using precision neuronavigation technology and a growing toolbox of specially designed instrumentation, these procedures can now be performed on patients with a variety of conditions that once required open craniotomies:

  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks/encephaloceles

  • Sinonasal tumors (benign & malignant)

  • Nasopharyngeal tumors

  • Orbital/optic nerve compressive injury

  • Clival/upper cervical spine tumors

  • Pterygopalatine/infratemporal fossa tumors

  • Meningioma

  • Chordomas

  • Pituitary tumors

The endonasal approach is a major medical advance — with multiple benefits for patients:

  • Smaller incisions and often no visible incisions at all

  • Fewer complications with no damage to surrounding tissue

  • Faster recovery with discharge from the hospital within 48 to 72 hours

  • Resumption of activities in days instead of weeks

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