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Laser Ablation Surgery

What is Laser Ablation Surgery

Laser ablation surgery is a minimally invasive surgical alternative to traditional open surgery that uses lasers to treat epilepsy and brain tumors. State of the art Lasers combined with MRI is used to locate, to kill and remove tumors and problematic tissue. This innovative technique is less invasive and reduces the potential of damaging surrounding healthy tissue.

What Conditions Can Laser Ablation Surgery be Used to Treat?

Laser ablation is currently used to treat Epileptic and some brain tumor conditions.

Epilepsy Conditions:

  • Deep brain lesions
  • Seizures start in a focal area of the brain
  • Failed medical management of seizures
  • Focal Cortical Dysplasia
  • Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Brain Tumor Conditions:

  • Astrocytoma
  • Ependymoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metatastic Tumors
  • Schwannoma
  • May be effective for patients with inoperable tumors
  • Tumors resulting from complications of radiotherapy or radiosurgery (Radiation Necrosis)

What are the Benifits of Laser Ablation Surgery?

Some of the bigest benefits of Laser Ablation Surgery include reduction of patient’s time in the hospital, reduced damage of surrounding normal tissue and reduction of surgical complications. Traditional surgical methods typically result in patients being hospitalized up to 10 days, followed by several weeks of recovery.

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