We use NeuroBlate technology to treat seizures. NeuroBlate is a minimally invasive laser procedure that allows neurosurgeons to precisely treat seizure locations within millimeters.
How it works
During a real-time MRI, the NeuroBlate laser procedure allows neurosurgeons to treat seizure locations by removing diseased tissue while preserving healthy tissue. Instead of a large incision and craniotomy (open brain surgery), NeuroBlate laser ablation uses a stereotactic frame to insert a probe into the abnormal tissue. With MRI guidance to measure heat deposited in the target tissue, laser energy is pulsed to deliver controlled thermal energy. Consecutive images of the thermal energy delivered to the physician support real-time decision-making and adjustments during the procedure.
In addition, because NeuroBlate's therapy is minimally invasive, blood loss during the procedure is limited, and the surgical opening is typically closed with only a small suture. This technique makes recovery significantly faster than open surgery.
Ranked among the nation's best
Our neurosciences program is the region's largest, and U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked our neurology and neurosurgery services among the nation's top 50. Survival rates, patient safety and specialized staff all contribute to this success.