SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

December 05, 2007 16:52 ET

ORLive Presents: Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy; No Incision Procedure Removes a Pituitary Brain Tumor Through a Patient's Nasal Cavity

Live Webcast: From Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute: December 13, 2007 at 6:00 PM CST (December 14, 2007 at 00:00 UTC)

TYLER, TX--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - On December 13 at 6 p.m. Central Time, Trinity Mother Frances will host a live webcast of a neurosurgical procedure during which a pituitary brain tumor will be removed through a patient's nasal cavity. Sabatino Bianco, MD, a Trinity Clinic neurosurgeon and the Director of the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, will perform an endoscopic transsphenoidal hypophysectomy (ETH), which eliminates the need for incisions and removal of the nasal septum and/or nasal turbinates.

Victor Williams, MD, also a Trinity Clinic neurosurgeon, will serve as moderator of the webcast.

"This technique is offered by very few neuroscience centers in the world," said Dr. Bianco. "In order to perform this operation, a neurosurgeon must go through a long learning curve and have access to specialized endoscopic instrumentation and navigational system technology. The pain, recovery time and travel have all been reduced for our patients. We are very excited."

Visit: to learn more about this brain tumor treatment and view a program preview. VNR:

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    OR-Live, Inc.
    860-953-2900 x 214
    Email Contact