Orbital Tumor Surgery

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What Is Orbital Tumor Surgery?

Orbital tumor surgery is a procedure performed to remove orbital tumors, which are abnormal growths that occur in the orbital cavity. Orbital tumors can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous). This type of surgery involves identifying and removing these orbital tumors safely and efficiently with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. In many cases, this can be the best solution to getting rid of a tumor and protecting the health of your eye area (and your overall health as well).

Orbital Tumor Surgery Overview

At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, orbital tumor surgery is generally a straightforward procedure performed by our experienced eye surgeon, Dr. Williams. The orbital tumor surgery process typically involves several steps:
  • Pre-op evaluation and diagnosis
  • Imaging studies (CT scans or MRIs) to determine the size, location, and type of orbital tumor
  • Anesthesia and orbital tumor excision
  • Post-operative follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and recovery
  • Regular monitoring for orbital tumors or other issues in the orbital cavity

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Benefits of Orbital Tumor Surgery

Orbital tumor surgery at Chicago Oculofacial Consultants may provide patients suffering from orbital tumors with several benefits, including:

  • Improved orbital health and vision
  • Decreased risk of orbital tumor growth or recurrence
  • Reduced discomfort in the orbital area
  • Reduced risk of orbital cancer spreading to adjacent areas of the body.

If you have any questions about orbital tumor surgery or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Williams, please contact our office today. We look forward to helping you achieve the best orbital health possible.

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Should I Have Orbital Tumor Surgery?

We understand that orbital tumor surgery can prove a difficult decision, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Let us work with you to provide the best orbital health care available in the Chicago area. Signs you may need this procedure include: orbital pain, orbital swelling and orbital pressure. We also encourage you to get regular eye exams in order to detect orbital tumors early on to get treatment as soon as the problem is noticed. Contact our office today to set up your consultation and learn more about how this procedure can preserve both your eye health and your appearance.

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After the Surgery: Recovery

After orbital tumor surgery, patients typically take part in a recovery period to ensure proper healing of the treated area. This will involve follow-up appointments with our eye surgeon and may include orbital imaging if necessary. During your recovery period, we’ll monitor your orbital health closely in order to make sure that you are healing properly and that your tumor is gone for good. Most patients can expect to take a week or two off from regular activities to recover, but this largely depends on your individual procedure. For surgeries that remove more progressed tumors, there may be a more extended recovery period.

After the Surgery: Results

At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, orbital tumor surgery can provide many patients with improved orbital health and vision. This procedure is also used to decrease the risk of orbital cancer from spreading to adjacent areas of the body. In some cases, orbital tumor surgery may even improve facial symmetry or correct an orbital deformity. Patients can expect to see some immediate results once the swelling subsides, as we fully remove the tumor during the procedure. However, it is important to remember that it can take time for swelling to go away entirely, after which you will see your results settle.

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