Diagnosing and treating brain tumors is a complex effort that requires an exceptional team. Our internationally-recognized brain tumor specialists work side-by-side with experienced neuro-oncologists and Barrow Neurological Institute Radiation Oncologists to individualize patient care and provide a variety of brain tumor treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laser thermal ablation. Continue reading to learn about how laser thermal ablation works to treat neurological conditions.
-Dr. Nader Sanai, Barrow Neurosurgeon and Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
Laser thermal ablation is a minimally-invasive surgical technique used to treat a variety of neurological conditions, including brain tumors. During laser ablation, a microscopic probe is inserted through a small opening in the skull to precisely target abnormal growths within the brain. Used in combination with intraoperative MRI imaging, laser thermal ablation is highly accurate, minimally invasive, and limits the risk to surrounding healthy tissue during the brain tumor treatment process.
As one of the pioneers of laser thermal ablation, Barrow Brain and Spine is the only center in the United States with extensive experience using both of the existing FDA-approved systems for laser thermal ablation.
In general, patients can expect to be released from the hospital after a 24-hour stay. Every situation varies, but because this is a minimally-invasive approach to brain tumor treatment, it results in a quicker recovery than many other conventional brain tumor treatment techniques and procedures.
No matter the complexity of your neurological condition, our doctors at Barrow Brain & Spine are dedicated to helping you receive a proper diagnosis and the high-quality treatment you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment centers, located throughout Arizona in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Ahwatukee, and Deer Valley, and to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve good health.
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