Brain Tumors Surgery


What’s The Difference Between A Glioma, A Glioblastoma, And An Astrocytoma?
Gliomas are a broad category of brain tumors that arise from glial cells in the brain tissue. Astrocytomas are a common subtype of gliomas. Glioblastomas (GBM) are the most common (and aggressive) subtype of astrocytomas. Glioblastomas are fast-growing and contain their own supply of thin blood vessels, which makes them some of the most complicated brain tumors to treat.

How Experienced Is Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi In Glioma Treatment, Glioblastoma Treatment, And Astrocytoma Treatment?
Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi is the busiest operative brain tumor program in the Gujarat, and our neurosurgeons operate on over 150 patients with gliomas, glioblastomas, or astrocytomas every year.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Glioma, Glioblastoma, And Astrocytoma Treatment?
Typically, these types of brain tumors are first treated with maximal surgical removal, followed by a combination of chemotherapy and non-invasive radiosurgery including , CyberKnife, and Gamma Knife or other targeted radiation therapy technologies. Because each patient is different, our approach to brain tumor treatment is always tailored to the individual and often includes comprehensive genetic testing.


Metastatic brain tumors are those which are located in the brain but originated from some other organ outside the brain. Sometimes brain metastases occur in patients with a known history of cancer. However, in other cases, a metastatic tumor is the first sign of previously undetected cancer.

How Experienced Is Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi In Metastatic Tumor Treatment?
At least 30% of the patients Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi treats suffer from metastatic brain tumors, making metastasis treatment one of our core strengths. While many clinicians treat these tumors, few have access to the entire spectrum of technologies used by our brain tumor specialists.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Metastatic Tumor Treatment?
Metastatic brain tumors can be treated with a variety of therapies — some less invasive than others. From surgery and radiosurgery to targeted chemotherapy, there are many options to aggressively repel this cancer while improving your quality of life and physical well-being. Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi has been the leader in the innovation and adoption of the most advanced technologies and treatment options for brain tumors.


What Is A Meningioma?
Meningiomas are one of the most common brain tumors in india. They are typically benign tumors that grow from the lining of the brain and push inwards. Many meningiomas do not need treatment, just observation.

How Experienced Is Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi In Meningioma Treatment?
Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi performs more than 100 meningioma procedures per year.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Treatment For Meningiomas?
Not every meningioma needs to be treated, but all head and brain tumors should be taken seriously and a dedicated brain tumor specialist should guide all decisions about brain tumor treatment. In cases where meningioma treatment is necessary,Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi can help you navigate your landscape of options, which includes surgery, radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and endovascular embolization.


What Is Acoustic Neuroma?
Also referred to as a “vestibular schwannoma,” acoustic neuromas are generally benign tumors that develop from nerves leading to the inner ear. Symptoms can include hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and facial weakness.

How Experienced Is The surgeon In Treating Acoustic Neuroma?
Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi proudly stays on the forefront of medical research and technology and is always working to provide the best treatment possible for our patients suffering from and neurological conditions such as acoustic neuromas.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Acoustic Neuroma Treatment?
Acoustic neuroma can be managed by observation, surgical removal, or radiosurgery using CyberKnife, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery technologies. These solutions are tailored to the specific features of the tumor, as well as the clinical condition of the patient. Each condition is unique. Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi is dedicated to providing the most effective treatment plans for you. We continue to pioneer, develop, and employ the most effective non-invasive and minimally invasive surgical and targeted radiation techniques to treat acoustic neuroma tumors.


What Is A Pineal Tumor?
Pineal tumors are brain tumors that arise within or near the pineal gland, a small organ at the center of the brain. On its own, the pineal gland is relatively insignificant, but because it resides very close to other critical structures in the brain that can be compressed by the pineal tumor mass, it’s important that pineal tumors be treated with great care.

How Experienced Is The surgeon In Pineal Tumor Treatment?
Pineal region tumors are relatively infrequent, thus meaning that very few neurosurgical centers have extensive experience with the surgical treatment of pineal tumors.

How Are Pineal Tumors Treated?
To treat pineal brain tumors, we first work toward removing the spinal fluid buildup that can occur in the brain (also known as hydrocephalus), as associated with this tumor type. Once we’ve addressed this immediate concern, we can more easily assess the pineal tumor and develop an individualized treatment plan that is most appropriate for the patient.


What Is An Ependymoma?
Ependymomas are low-grade tumors that arise within fluid-filled spaces of the brain (i.e., ventricles). Ependymomas can obstruct the normal flow of spinal fluid, as well as induce symptoms through mass effect (in essence, the tumor growth displaces surrounding tissue). In some cases, ependymomas can become aggressive.

How Experienced Is Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi In Ependymoma Treatment?
Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi operates on more adult ependymoma patients than anywhere else.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Ependymoma Treatment?
For many patients, surgical removal can provide a long-term ependymoma treatment solution. In more complex cases, a combination of surgery and non- and minimally-invasive targeted radiation therapy using CyberKnife, or Gamma Knife technologies is necessary to treat ependymomas.


What Is Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery?
Treating complex brain conditions is safer and more efficient than ever before, due to advancements in surgical technology. Minimally invasive brain surgery is a form of treating brain tumors and other neurological conditions that uses small incisions in the scalp and skull to access the brain. Small tools are inserted through these incisions and are guided using real-time video imaging technology. Minimally invasive surgery can precisely isolate and target only the unhealthy portions of the brain.

How Experienced Is Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi With Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques?
In this respect, minimally invasive approaches to brain tumor treatment and surgery Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi has set the standards for the field.

What Is The Estimated Recovery Time For Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery?
Every patient is different and recovery time from any sort of brain tumor treatment is dependent on the patient’s unique condition and medical history, but in most cases, those undergoing minimally invasive brain surgery are able to go home within 24-48 hours of their operation.


What is a pituitary adenoma?
A pituitary adenoma is a noncancerous tumor, and one of the most common pituitary tumor types. While an adenoma won’t spread to other parts of the body, it can cause the body to produce too many or too few hormones, leading to other pituitary conditions.

How experienced is the surgeon in treating pituitary adenomas?
While pituitary adenomas are very rare, they’re very common to us. Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi treats more than 100patients each year that suffer from pituitary adenomas, and perform more than 20 surgeries annually.

What are the most common types of treatments for pituitary adenomas?
The best treatment for your tumor depends on number factors, and our pituitary experts will help shepherd you through this process. The most commonly recommended treatments for pituitary adenoma include minimally invasive transsphenoidal surgery, medication, and focused radiation treatment.

Fortunately, most patients with pituitary tumors will not require surgery, and can benefit from close clinical monitoring instead. From surgery to radiosurgery, Barrow has the team, knowledge, and equipment you need and deserve when seeking pituitary treatment.


What are Craniopharyngiomas?
Craniopharyngiomas are benign tumors that arise around the pituitary gland and cause pressure on brain structures. A craniopharyngioma pushing on the optic nerve can cause vision loss, while one pushing on the pituitary gland can cause symptoms of pituitary deficiency.

How experienced is the surgeon in treating craniopharyngiomas?
Craniopharyngiomas account for approximately 2-5% of all primary brain tumors. Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi cares for more craniopharyngioma patients.

What are the most common types of treatments for craniopharyngiomas?
The best approach for craniopharyngiomas treatment tends to involve a surgical approach. However, our team is skilled in minimally-invasive techniques, such as keyhole brain surgery, stereotactic surgery, and expanded endoscopic endonasal surgery.


What is transsphenoidal surgery?
Transsphenoidal surgery is a minimally invasive technique to remove pituitary tumors; it involves entering the pituitary gland using the nostrils. There are no skin incisions which shortens recovery time and mitigates any visible scarring.

How experienced is the surgeon with transsphenoidal surgery?
Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi is one of the most experienced surgeon in the country, performing more than 20 pituitary surgeries each year. Research has demonstrated that surgeons who perform many of these procedures have better patient outcomes that surgeons who perform just a few a year.

What is the estimated recovery time?
Each patient is different, so make sure to talk with your physician about recommended recovery times. However, due to its less invasive nature, expect to be in the hospital around 1 to 2 days, and a shorter recovery time in general.

Keyhole Craniotomy

What is keyhole craniotomy?
Keyhole craniotomy (or keyhole brain surgery) involves creating a tiny opening in the scalp and skull. Through this keyhole, your surgeon will insert instruments to better see the affected area with real-time imaging, and will then treat the affected tissue while avoiding the healthy tissue.

How experienced is the surgeon with keyhole craniotomy?
This technique is commonly performed by Dr Rushikesh Gadhvi. He performs hundreds of this type of surgery each year.

What is the estimated recovery time?
Recovery times can vary, but on average, you can expect to be discharged from the hospital 1-3 days after your procedure. Any postoperative treatment that may be required can begin soon thereafter, leading to faster treatment of urgent issues, such as cancerous tumors.