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Matthew Tormenti MD, FAANS
PBSC surgeon, Dr. Matthew Tormenti discusses endoscopic pituitary surgery. Dr. Tormenti has advanced and specialized training in treatment of pituitary problems.
The introduction of the Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery has revolutionized the way we treat pituitary tumors. Because our endoscopes are much smaller and have excellent fiber optics, we are able to visualize the anatomy more clearly. This makes surgery safer and less traumatic to normal structures surrounding the tumor.
Training at the University of Pittsburgh, under some of the world's pioneers for endoscopic surgery, I am happy to bring these skills to Princeton Brain and Spine and serve our community. Years ago, after traditional pituitary surgery was performed, patients needed nasal packing and had a lot of swelling and discomfort post-operatively. They would need to stay in the hospital longer and had a lot of difficulty with breathing through their nose due to the excessive packing that was required.
Now with the endoscope, we can go directly through the nose without an incision and follow the natural passageways of the sinuses back to the edge of the tumor. We can see it better and thus more carefully remove it without damaging any other tissues.
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