Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Laser Ablation
At Palm Beach Children’s Surgical Specialists, we arree committed to providing advanced treatment options for your child’s conditions. Pediatric neurosurgical conditions may have different treatment options and we will work with you and your child to determine the appropriate treatment option for your little one.
One of our advanced treatment options include endoscopic and minimally invasive laser ablation. This may be used as a treatment option for varying neurosurgical conditions including brain tumors and epilepsy. This therapy involves using a laser to ablate a targeted area in the brain. A catheter is used to access the specific area within the skull. The patient is then transported to the MRI where the ablation will take place. The MRI is used to monitor the treatment in real-time while the harmful tissue is destroyed. This approach allows access to areas of the brain that may be more difficult to reach through traditional surgery.
Using endoscopic and minimally invasive laser ablation allows for precise targeting as well as for additional benefits including:
- Smaller incision area
- Shortened hospital stays
- Quicker recovery time
Determining the best treatment option for each patient is done on an individual basis. At Palm Beach Children’s Surgical Specialists, we are committed to delivering advanced quality care to the little ones in your life.