Surgery for the Most Challenging Brain Tumors (Video)
Because of a new laser technology, Cleveland Clinic’s doctors can offer hope to patients with tumors that were once inoperable. Advertising Policy Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Gene Barnett, MD, director of the Burkhardt … Read More
“AutoLITT is really the best choice when we’re talking about tumors that are deep in the brain that are difficult to get to,” Dr. Barnett says, “or if the patient has been heavily treated with radiation such that the scalp would not heal well from a conventional operation. It actually does provide a surgical option when using traditional techniques there was none.”
This minimally invasive technique reduces the amount of blood loss during surgery and greatly eases recovery afterward.