Patients from neighboring states show interest in procedure.
By Randy Tucker
Kettering Medical Center is offering its patients a novel new procedure that allows surgeons to treat malignant tumors deep within the brain that were previously considered inoperable.
The minimally invasive NeuroBlate System from medical device maker Monteris Medical uses a laser-probe inserted into a small incision in the skull that heats and kills tumor cells located with an MRI machine.
“The procedure minimizes risk to the healthy surrounding brain tissues, thereby allowing patients to recover much faster than traditional surgeries,” said Dr. Phillip Porcelli, one of two doctors performing NeuroBlate surgeries at Kettering. “It really cuts down on the stress on the body and the brain itself. It really is changing the future of not only health care, but neurosurgery in general.”
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Via: Dayton Daily News