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Well Being: Trans-Sphenoidal surgery

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, July 30 2016   /  08:00 am
Dr. Julius July: Neurosurgeon at the Neuroscience Center of Siloam Hospitals Lippo Village Karawaci (Photo: Arief Suhardiman)

Dr. Julius July: Neurosurgeon at the Neuroscience Center of Siloam Hospitals Lippo Village Karawaci (Photo: Arief Suhardiman)A SIMPLE AND QUICK WAY TO REMOVE TUMORS VIA SURGERY THROUGH THE NOSTRILThe mention of the word “surgery” evokes images of lengthy and elaborate procedures that involve delicate acts of cutting, abrading or suturing different parts of the body to treat an injury or disease.

This widely-held perception has led some to develop an irrational fear of surgery–especially if an operation involves a critical organ, such as the heart, or in the case of trans-sphenoidal surgery, a procedure used to remove tumors from the hormone-regulating pituitary gland located at the base of the brain.

Though the procedure has been around in different forms for the past three decades, individuals who may be in dire need of it might fear or avoid it.

To demystify...