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Osteoma Removal

In New York City

Osteomas are relatively rare, benign tumors found in the skull bones that can cause aesthetic concerns due to their noticable appearance, as well as pain and vision problems Generally, they grow slowly. There are other types of bone tumors, such as osteoid osteomas, which often require radiological imaging to differentiate. Osteomas, however, can be surgically removed via endoscopic forehead osteoma removal by Dr. Anil Shah, an esteemed surgeon in New York City.

What Is Osteoma Removal?

An osteoma, commonly referred to as a forehead bump, is a benign tumor on the bone that can appear as a lump or hard knot on the forehead. These bumps can stem from various causes including osteomas, lipomas, or skull asymmetry due to facial fractures. While osteomas are rare, these benign skull tumors can be aesthetically unpleasing and lead to discomfort or vision problems. They generally grow slowly. Dr. Shah advocates for a minimally invasive method to remove these tumors. Unlike other surgeons who might use large incisions and require hospital stays, Dr. Shah has pioneered a technique that involves a small, concealed incision and minimal downtime. Most often, he can remove these tumors in his office within minutes.

Before & After

Endoscopic forehead osteoma removal is performed as an outpatient procedure. Thanks to Dr. Shah's method of targeting specific nerves with local anesthesia, most patients require only minimal anesthesia, resulting in a relatively pain-free experience. Consequently, many patients are able to resume work either the next day or within a few days.


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Why Have Dr. Anil Shah As Your Osteoma Removal Surgeon?

The traditional method for removing forehead osteomas involves an incision along the face. Dr. Shah, however, prefers to reshape the forehead bone using an endoscope, placing the incision within the scalp where it leaves no visible facial scar, rendering the scarring practically invisible. The tools Dr. Shah employs to sculpt the forehead result in a visibly enhanced and smoother feel.


While it is technically more difficult to remove the osteoma from this approach, it does allow for a more pleasing aesthetic outcome. Dr. Shah has perfected this procedure and his removal process uses a minimal evasive path of dissection that allows for limited visible swelling and cuts down on the recovery time that a patient would have with a coronal or direct incision. Patients are ready to go back to their daily lives in no time at all.

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