An orbital tumor is any tumor that is located in the orbit of the skull—the socket that contains the eye. The eye socket is a complex area of the human anatomy that contains the eye itself, along with the muscles that control vision, a network of nerves, and connective tissue, all contained in a very tight location. Even a tiny tumor in the orbital socket can cause serious functional impairment and painful symptoms. Larger tumors may cause the eye to move out of its natural position and impair vision, even if they are benign. A qualified surgeon can remove these tumors with facial reconstruction surgery.
Dr. Ken Morgenstern is a board-certified oculo-facial surgeon who specializes in repairing damage to the face and eye area from disease or injury. Please call Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery at (610) 687.8771 today to schedule a consultation.
Surgery for Orbital Tumors
Because of the complexity of the anatomical structures of the orbit, surgery to remove orbital tumors is intricate and challenging. The goal of our experienced Philadelphia orbital tumor surgeon in is to preserve vision and the eye itself. Surgery for orbital tumors is performed in order to prevent a malignancy from progressing and to alleviate any symptoms.
Orbital tumor surgery can last between four and eight hours, depending on the size and complexity of the tumor and the intrusion into adjacent structures. The surgery may include facial reconstruction surgery to repair or rebuild the skull and orbital bone. Treatment for defects that result from trauma or benign lesions, including Graves’ Disease or Paget’s Disease, may call for reconstructive treatment to relieve symptoms. We also focus on creating a cosmetically optimal result.
Each patient has unique needs and circumstances, so your Philadelphia orbital tumor surgeon will work with his team to devise the best approach for your individual situation. Your treatment plan may include eyelid reconstruction or repairs for facial and orbital fractures as needed.
Recovery from orbital tumor surgery usually requires three to seven days in the hospital, followed by a recovery period of two to six weeks. During this recovery period, you may need to suspend many normal activities.
If you are searching for an experienced oculo-facial surgeon to remove an orbital tumor, as well as repair facial and orbital damage due to that tumor, please contact the Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery by dialing ((610) 687.8771. You can schedule an initial consultation with our skilled oculo-facial surgeons. The Morgenstern Center provides surgery to remove orbital tumors across Philadelphia, Main Line, Wayne, King of Prussia and the greater tri state areas.