Skull Base Surgery

Skull Base Surgery is a surgical procedure done at the base of the skull and the top of the initial few vertebrae on the spinal column to eliminate cancerous as well as benign growths and brain abnormalities lying on the underside of the organ.

Since the area is difficult to view and reach for a doctor, it is usually done through an endoscopy as compared to an open surgery. The type of surgery depends on the sort of growth that needs removal and location of the growth.

Skull Base Surgery Cost in Delhi NCR

Medanta hospital1

Sector – 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

NABH 
NABL 
JCI 

Services: Air Ambulance, Ambulance, ATM, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, Credit Card, ICU, International Desk, Laboratory, Online Appoin...

 Capacity :1000 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
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Chairman - Neurosciences
Dr sudhir dubey Dr. Sudhir Dubey
Director - Neurosurgery
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Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Money Changer, Wi Fi Services

 Capacity :1000 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr rana patir   neurosurgeon   fortis hospital gurgaon Dr. Rana Patir
Director & Head - Neurosurgery
Dr. sandeep vaishya Dr. Sandeep Vaishya
Executive Director - Neurosurgery
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J - Block, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, india

NABH 
JCI 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Money Changer, Wi Fi Services

 Capacity :300 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Sk rajan   neurosurgen   artemis hospital Dr. SK Rajan
Associate Director & Head - Neurosurgery & Neuro Spine
Dr aditya gupta   neurosurgeon   artemis hospital gurgaon Dr. Aditya Gupta
Director - Neurosurgery
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C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India

NABH 
NABL 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge

 Capacity :250 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Icon Dr. VS Mehta
Chairman - Neurosciences
Doc icon Dr. Sumit Sinha
Director - Neurosurgery
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Fortis escorts  delhi

Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025, India

NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
NABH - BLOOD BANK 

Services: Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Air Ambulance, Laboratory, Radiology

 Capacity : 310 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
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Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery
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Senior Consultant - Neurosurgery
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Chandragupt Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021, India

NABH 
NABL 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge

 Capacity :250 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr krishna choudhary   neurosurgeon   primus hospital delhi Dr. Krishna K Choudhary
Senior Consultant and HOD - Neurosurgery
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Indraprastha apollo hospital delhi

Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India

NABL 
JCI 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Air Ambulance, Bank, Laboratory, Credit Car...

 Capacity :700 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr sudheer tyagi Dr. Sudheer Tyagi
Consultant - Neurosurgery
Dr s k sogani  senior consultant   neurology indraprastha apollo hospitals Dr. SK Sogani
Senior Consultant - Neurology
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B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India

NABH 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Wi Fi Services, TPAs

 Capacity :200 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
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Additional Director - Neurosurgery
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Director - Neurosurgery
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Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India

NABH 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge, Laboratory, Credit Card, Radiology, Optical...

 Capacity :200 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr rana patir   neurosurgeon   fortis hospital gurgaon Dr. Rana Patir
Director & Head - Neurosurgery
Dr. sandeep vaishya Dr. Sandeep Vaishya
Executive Director - Neurosurgery
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Blk super speciality hospital

Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India

NABH 
NABL 

Services: Parking, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cafeteria, ATM, Ambulance, Waiting Lounge

 Capacity :700 Beds

  • 38 bedded impatient department equipped with latet medical facilities.
  • Fitness training provided to pregnant women and new mothers to help them muscular strength.
  • Fertility Clinic for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Provision for cosmetic surgery for patients who require breast reconstruction after being operated.
Dr vikas gupta   neurosurgeon   blk hospital delhi Dr. Vikas Gupta
Director & HOD - Neurosurgery
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Head - Neuro Spine & Director - Neurosurgery
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More Information on Skull Base Surgery

Indication

Skull base surgery is recommended to treat the following medical conditions

  • Cysts that are present since the time of birth
  • Growths occurring as a result of infections
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Chordomas - type of bone cancer in malignant form
  • Trigeminal neuralgia - a condition of the trigeminal nerve of the brain which results in chronic pain
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Craniosynostosis - a birth defect associated with the skull
  • Cerebrospinal fluid fistulas - a condition associated with leakage of cerebral spinal fluid through the skull bone
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformations - a medical condition in which the arteries and veins form an abnormal connection that circumvents the capillary system

Possible symptoms of any abnormality in the base of the skull are

  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Visual problems
  • Numbness
  • Weakness of the face
  • Hearing loss or ringing in the ears
  • Nasal congestion or frequent sinus infections
Pre-Procedure

Since the skull base area cannot be examined with the naked eye, the exams become an important part of the prognosis. The doctor will suggest the following before the surgery

  • Brain imaging tests like MRIs, MRAs, PETs, and CTs are scans which show inside of the skull and help to visually identify if there is any need for further invasive procedures
  • Biopsy to check for any cancerous growth. 
  • Physical exams like testing the patient’s balance, checking the cranial nerves for hampered reactions, checking dips in muscle activity, testing for blurry vision and hearing ability.
During-Procedure

During surgery, the patient is usually put under general anaesthesia for around 24 hours. The patient is usually kept on a heating blanket positioned over an alternating pressure air mattress as the procedure is an extensive one.

The patient’s blood pressure is intentionally kept abnormally low, especially when the main blood vessel, the petrous carotid, is dissected. Usually, past experience with bleeding during surgery will ensure that doctors start fresh frozen plasma and platelet infusions after the patient has gone through at least 4 full units of blood. This practice is usually standard procedure, and has been shown to prevent potentially deadly intracranial bleeding during and after the surgery.

Minimally-invasive or Endoscopic skull base requires a small cut in the nose through which removal of growths by a neurosurgeon is made possible. The neurosurgeon uses an endoscope, which is a very small, very thin tube with a light attached at the front. The operating team usually takes the help of an MRI to make sure that all of the growth has been removed.

Open Surgery requires a large incision, generally behind the hairline. To reach and eliminate the growth, the surgeon needs to remove parts of bone from the bottom of the skull.

Along with endoscopic and open surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy si also required for patients with cancerous growths in their craniums.

Post-Procedure

Post completion of the skull base surgery, the patients are monitored continuously in the ICU. Respiratory parameters have to be adequate, and the patient should be able to maintain blood oxygen saturation while incubated and spontaneously breathing.

Generally, the patients can go home in 7 to 10 days after the surgery. Complete recovery may take a couple of months or more.

Risk and Complication

Skull Base surgery is a complicated surgery. Risks associated with the surgery are:

  • Pneumothorax - accumulation of air of gas in the cavity between the wall of the chest and lungs
  • Cranial nerve loss or nerve loss in the skull
  • Coagulopathy or inability of the blood to clot
  • Stroke and death, in some cases
  • Rupture of the carotid arteries 
  • Bleeding inside the skull
  • Cerebral edema - Fluid buildup inside the brain
  • Seizure
  • Hypopituitarism - reduction in pituitary gland's secretion of hormones
  • Leakage of Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Loss of Vision
  • Dysphagia or trouble in swallowing
  • Hoarseness or unusual alterations of voice
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