An acoustic neuroma is a slow-growing benign tumor associated with hearing loss. The treatment options are observation, surgical removal or radiation. Continued tumor growth can be life threatening.
The stereotactic and functional neurosurgery program uses computer-assisted navigational techniques to treat selected neurological diseases.
Stereotactic biopsy precisely locates lesions, and frameless stereotaxy can locate the lesion in three-dimensions to facilitate volumetric resection of the lesion, which results in a safer, more complete removal and greater patient outcome.
Brachytherapy consists of stereotactic placement of small radioactive pellets into brain tumors to deliver localized radiation to the tumor, while sparing the surrounding functional brain.
The stereotactic frame is used in stereotactic craniotomies and precise biopsies of the brain when tumors or infection are suspected.
Cervical laminectomy is a procedure to treat spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal and often the neural foramen, causing compression of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. The procedure relieves pressure on the spinal cord to stop the progression of damage and allow for as much recovery of function as possible.
Spinal stenosis is caused by numerous factors, including bone spurs, degeneration of the intervertebral disks and facet joints, and thickening of the ligaments. Symptoms include pain and/or numbness in the arms, clumsiness of the hands, and gait disturbances.