John Wright’s unexplained headaches were increasing in severity and
frequency. His doctor recommended an MRI. The finding? “I had a
craniopharyngioma in my skull,” John recalled. Likely there since
birth, it was a slow-growing, benign tumor in the middle of his brain.
The pressure it was creating meant that it had to come out. “Through
recommendations,” said John, “I found
Dr. Sandeep Kunwar, a rock star for this type of procedure.” Kunwar, a neurosurgeon
and medical co-director of the Washington Gamma Knife Program, specializes
in minimally invasive brain and spine surgery. “We made a quarter-sized
hole in John’s head,” explained Kunwar, “and navigated
between the two lobes of his brain to safely remove the entire tumor.
Our team has extraordinary experience with these types of procedures.”
The six-hour microsurgery was on a Wednesday, and John was home with his
wife and two girls on Saturday. “All the recommendations were correct,”
said John. “Dr. Kunwar and his team have one of the best programs
of this type anywhere.”