Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Parents of children with brain tumors or neurological issues will dread the idea of their child having to go through neurosurgical procedures. However, these procedures may be the only way to treat the child’s condition and help give the child a second chance at a healthy life. Parents may also harbor concern over how long the child’s brain and body will take to recover. Questions from parents will include, “Will there be significant scarring?” or “How long will they need to wear bandages for?” or “What are the chances of permanent damage?” Dr. Loudon will answer any and all questions during an appointment and has a treatment option known as minimally invasive neurosurgery.
Minimally invasive neurosurgery involves similar methods to neurosurgery but leaves less of an impact on the child’s body and surrounding tissue. During minimally invasive neurosurgery, Dr. Loudon uses smaller tools to create an incision that is a fraction of the size of an original incision. Minimally invasive neurosurgery will leave less of an impact on the body and still have the same level of effect as regular neurosurgery.
For the child’s developing brain, the neurosurgical treatment has little room for error. One mistake or mishap can drastically alter the overall condition of a child; all the more reason to seek a specialist in the field of pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Loudon can use minimally invasive techniques to treat the child with precision and avoid harming other surrounding areas of the body in the process.
Your child’s health is in expert hands
Dr. Loudon has been on the forefront of pediatric neurosurgery for more than 20 years, conducting studies with a clinical focus on brain tumors. With a dedication to clinical excellence, Dr. Loudon is board certified in neurosurgery and can provide minimally invasive neurosurgical options for treatment. With minimally invasive neurosurgery, Dr. Loudon will be able to complete the neurosurgery with the least amount of damage to the surrounding tissue and areas of the brain.
Since each child will react differently to a brain tumor or other condition in the brain, there is a chance the minimally invasive neurosurgery may not be possible. Dr. Loudon will identify the best course of action and ensure that parents understand what they need to know about the procedure before beginning.