Brain Tumours

Brain Tumours

Mr Law has removed/debulked a wide range of brain tumours at Ascot Hospital. These include intrinsic brain tumours (astrocytomas, and other gliomas), meningiomas (skull base and convexity), metastases (tumours spread to the brain from other parts of the body) among a few. Please note that Mr Law does not perform surgery on acoustic neuromas (tumours on the hearing nerves) and would recommend referral to Messers Bok, Furneaux or Sillars.

Ascot Hospital has a fully equipped theatre suite and well trained nursing and support staff. Patients are admitted to a High Dependency Unit (HDU) in the initial postoperative period. It is quite uncommon to admit patients to an Intensive Care Unit in the postoperative period, however in the cases where this is necessary, the patient would be transferred to Auckland City Hospital . Once Intensive Therapy is no longer required, patients can be returned for the recovery period to a ward at Ascot hospital.

Consent

Surgery is a serious event that carries risks, although utmost care is always taken around the surgery time, it is important to be aware of the possible risks, complications and implications of surgery. It is important that you discuss your operation fully with your surgeon BEFORE surgery and are aware of the procedure of surgery, the goals and possible outcomes of the surgery as well the risks and possible adverse outcomes.