Traditional & Transsphenoidal Pituitary Tumor Surgery at Brain Expert, PC., a Leading Neurosurgery Practice Near Roswell, GA
Dr. Jim Robinson, MD., a neurosurgeon who specializes in pituitary tumor surgery, welcomes patients with many complex diagnoses at his neurosurgery practice near Roswell, Georgia. Dr. Robinson treats pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, and other related conditions, drawing on his 20-plus years of experience to determine the best treatment plan for every patient. Each patient – and each diagnosis – is highly unique, and Dr. Robinson is committed to making individualized recommendations to improve each person’s outcome and quality of life.
There are several different forms of pituitary tumor surgery, and Dr. Robinson specializes in some of today’s most advanced techniques. His areas of expertise include:
- Minimally invasive transsphenoidal resections
- Gamma Knife radiosurgery (a radiation-based surgical alternative that is more precise than standard radiation therapy)
Whenever possible, Dr. Robinson takes a minimally invasive approach to pituitary tumor surgery. Oftentimes, pituitary tumors can be removed without making a traditional surgical incision or damaging any healthy brain tissue. This approach – known as transsphenoidal surgery – can help limit complications and recovery time.
In other situations, a more traditional approach to surgery is necessary. This is typically the case when tumors are particularly large or located in a hard-to-reach part of the pituitary gland. Should a craniotomy be necessary, Dr. Robinson uses his extensive clinical experience to remove the fullest amount of the tumor and produce the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Robinson also believes in the value of a multidisciplinary approach, helping his patients determine if – and when – other therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, may be beneficial. In the event that one or more other treatments are determined to be appropriate additions to a patient’s treatment plan, Dr. Robinson can refer patients to highly skilled providers in these specialty fields.
To learn more about Dr. Robinson’s approach to pituitary tumor surgery, contact Brain Expert, PC. We welcome patients from Roswell, GA, and all other surrounding areas.