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State-of-the-art surgical techniques used by Dr Akbar Khan


  • Awake craniotmies with cortical – mapping
  • Advanced neuronavigation with integration of functional data
  • Fluorescent-guided resections using Gliolan ® (will be available soon)
  • Neuro-endoscopy


Tumours treated by Dr Akbar Khan


  • Primary brain tumours (High grade and low grade gliomas)
  • Metastatic brain tumours
  • Meningiomas
  • Posterior fossa tumours
  • Intraventricular tumours
  • Pineal region tumours
  • Skull Base Tumours
Tuberculum Meningioma (a type of skull base tumour) completely removed by Dr Akbar Khan at Shifa International Islamabad, Pakistan

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Patient Education Videos


There are more than 100 hundred different types of brain tumours. Histologically identical tumours may require different techniques of surgical removal depending on the exact location in the brain.

Below are 8 patient education videos as a very basic introduction to key concepts in brain tumour surgery. These videos are very simplified versions. Some opereations can be extremely complex. The steps of the actual operations will be explained to the patients in detail by Dr Akbar khan and his team.

  • Anatomy of the brain
  • Brain Tumours
  • Astrocytomas
  • Metastatic brain tumours
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Craniotomy for tumour
  • Meningiomas
  • Craniotomy for meningioma
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (Future plan)