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Surgery for Pituitary Tumour

I found this site which explain a little more on the surgery I underwent. Hope this is helpful for your reference.

It was most fortunate prior to my surgery, my neurosurgeon had explained a lot that help me understand better. What boosted the confidence later was that my heart failure doctor, Dr. Michael McDonald's team from Changi General Hospital had officially discharge me as an outpatient confident of my improved health status and lesser risk to stroke and other heart related issues. On top of that with careful diet and mild exercise (not strenuous - just walking and stretching for about 30 minutes each time) made me strong and confident enough and healthy to prep for the surgery (even though I had about weeks to prep for the surgery). My 4-7-8 breathing exercise also helps to calm my mind and heart from stress. Reference: What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

Of course having a positive attitude, support from friends and family, as well as a realistic mindset with no intention to blame should anything goes wrong helps quite a bit. I believe this made it easier for my eventual post-ops recovery as well.

So I do encourage you not to over-think. Trust that your surgeon's skill and reassure him/her you are aware of the risk (and of course really accepting them) helps everyone to do their best for you.

Source: University of Florida Health,

My attending surgeons:

Dr Jai Prashanth​ Rao

MBBS (UNSW, Australia), FRCSEd (Neurosurgery), MRCSEd, MMED (Surgery), MHPEd (MGH, United States)

Specialty: Neurosurgery, Neuro-trauma, Skull Base Surgery, Endoscopic Pituitary

Associate Professor Siow Jin Keat


Clinic(s)General ENT Clinic (Clinic 1B), Nose Clinic (Clinic 1B)

Specialty: Nasal & Sinus Disorder, rhinology, image guidance in sinus surgery and anterior skull base surgery.

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