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1. What is the success rate of Hypophysectomy?

2. What is the cost of Hypophysectomy?

3. Is Hypophysectomy permanent?

4. What are the advantages of Hypophysectomy?

5. Is Hypophysectomy a major surgery or minor surgery?

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Frequently Asked Questions 


What is Hypophysectomy?

The surgical removal of the pituitary gland is Hypophysectomy. The surgery is performed for the treatment of adenomas, tumors or hyperactive pituitary gland. The surgery is often performed through a minimally invasive approach via endoscopes or open surgery like craniotomy.


What are the advantages of Hypophysectomy?

Few of the advantages of Hypophysectomy are:

  1. Minimally Invasive surgery
  2. Faster recovery time
  3. Treatment for Pituitary tumors


What are the indications of Hypophysectomy?

Few indications for Hypophysectomy are:

  1. Pituitary adenomas
  2. Craniopharyngiomas
  3. Cushings Syndrome
  4. Pituitary Tumors


Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Hypophysectomy?

A certified and trained neurosurgeon and a brain surgeon who is well experienced in performing Hypophysectomy can perform this surgery.


What is the cost of Hypophysectomy?

Minimum cost for Hypophysectomy in Delhi starts from Rs.3,04,500

Average expenses for Hypophysectomy in Delhi is approximately Rs.5,09,250 

Maximum amount to be paid for Hypophysectomy in Delhi rises up to Rs. 6,30000

Cost of Hypophysectomy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  6. Type of Hospital
  7. The admission room that you opted for
  8. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc


Is Hypophysectomy a major surgery or minor surgery?

Hypophysectomy is a major surgery performed for the treatment of cancers or tumors associated with the pituitary gland.


What are the risks and complications associated with Hypophysectomy?

Few of the risks and complications associated with Hypophysectomy:

  1. Post-operative bleeding 
  2. Bacterial  meningitis
  3. Hypopituitarism 
  4. CSF Leakage
  5. Damage or visual disturbances
  6. Incomplete removal of pituitary tumors


How long does it take to complete Hypophysectomy?

Hypophysectomy may take around 1-3 hours to complete


What is the recovery time for Hypophysectomy?

Individuals who undergo Hypophysectomy may take around 2-3 weeks to recover completely.


What is the success rate of Hypophysectomy?

The success rate of Hypophysectomy depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Experience of the surgeon/doctor
  4. Type of surgery or procedure performed

However, the success rate of Hypohpysectomy maybe 70-85%.


Is Hypophysectomy Permanent?

Hypophysectomy is a permanent procedure performed to remove cancers or tumors associated with the pituitary gland and surrounding tissue


Can Hypophysectomy be detected in the future?

Hypophysectomy can be detected in the future with the help of X-rays or other imaging tests.


What are the options if Hypophysectomy fails?

In case of a failed Hypophysectomy, the doctor may suggest a revision surgery or open craniotomy.


What are the alternatives for Hypophysectomy?

Few of the alternatives of Hypophysectomy are:

  1. Open Craniotomy
  2. Radiotherapy
  3. Medication treatments