Minimally Invasive, Scarless Brain Surgery

Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, shares more about an innovative technique that offers patients with brain tumors a scarless option. Visit for more information on brain tumor care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment.

Leveraging the expertise of surgeons who are familiar with the anatomy of the brain, eyes and frontal sinuses, this minimally invasive technique builds on an upper blepharoplasty, the cosmetic surgery for aging eyelids. Surgeons access the supraorbital bone through the fold within the upper eyelid. Then, through the quarter-sized incision, tiny cameras and microsurgical tools are introduced into the brain to remove the tumor.

At the end of surgery, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon closes the incision, ensuring the tiny scar remains well-hidden.

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Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., is a consultant and serves as chair of the Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, and he is recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the William J. and Charles ...

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