UPMC physicians are renowned for pioneering cutting-edge medical advancements including minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques. UPMC's neurosurgeons can treat tumors as well as vascular, nerve, spinal, neurological, and other conditions using powerful imaging technology and special surgical techniques to visualize and access hard-to-reach areas. Minimal or no incisions are needed, allowing patients to return to their normal activities sooner, sometimes within hours or days of surgery.

UPMC is a world leader in minimally invasive neurosurgery, with more than 1,500 patients treated each year. UPMC serves as a local, national, and international resource for patients seeking the most current approaches to structural neurologic disorders, and the experience of the surgical team is unparalleled.

The multi-disciplinary team includes neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, radiologists, neurophysiologists, and other experts in diagnosing and treating complex brain, skull base, and spine disorders.

A revolutionary technique developed at UPMC, the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA), allows surgeons to use endoscopes and other specially designed instruments to treat many types of brain and spinal abnormalities. The successful evolution of EEA can be directly attributed to the unique collaboration between physicians with different areas of specialization.

Another minimally invasive technique pioneered at UPMC is NeuroendoportSM surgery, which allows surgeons to remove deep brain tumors endoscopically through a tube with the circumference of a dime. Currently, plans are in development for global delivery of UPMC’s neurosurgery programs.

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