In the past, surgeons had to cut into your skin to reach your brain or spine. Sometimes that meant removing a piece of your skull. Sometimes it meant moving your nerves, arteries or even part of your brain out of the way to reach a tumor.
The Expanded Endoscopic Endonasal Approach gives you a safer, simpler option.
Your doctors insert a long, thin tube called an endoscope into your nostrils, which provide a natural pathway through your sinus cavities to your skull base and your upper spine. Using delicate surgical instruments attached to the endoscope, your surgeons can remove a tumor through your nose without disturbing the brain tissue or nerves nearby.