There are many factors that need to be considered while opting for surgery to address a brain tumour. These include the size of the tumour, its location, the patient’s age and the overall health of the patient.
To add to that, the treatment is different for children and adults. The surgical team will comprise of neurosurgeons, oncologists, nurses and a dietician to provide you with the best support and care. During surgery, the neurosurgeon tries removing all traces of the tumour. In case the entire tumour cannot be removed, the neurosurgeon detaches a small piece of the tumour for a biopsy to examine the cells and map out an appropriate treatment.