NeuroBlate Laser Therapy
Delray Medical Center introduces the addition of an image-guided laser technology that may help treat patients diagnosed with brain tumors and lesions each year. The NeuroBlate® System from Monteris Medical® uses real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide a laser probe that applies heat to the growth, in controlled amounts, until the diseased tissue is destroyed. It technology is designed to be used on tumors and lesions in many locations in the brain, near the surface or deep inside.
The goal of NeuroBlate Laser therapy is to kill abnormal tissue while doing as little harm as possible to surrounding healthy tissue. It is also designed to be used with patients who have lesions in areas of the brain that are difficult to access through traditional open surgery without harming essential functions like speech, vision and muscle control.
“The NeuroBlate technology is unique because it is designed to not only precisely control where the treatment is delivered, but also visualize the actual effect on the tissue in real time,” said Dr. Lloyd Zucker, neurosurgery director at Delray Medical Center. “This is a game changer in the community for those dealing with brain cancer and other neurological disorders.”
Rather than making a large opening in the skull, the NeuroBlate laser technology requires a small hole, about the diameter of a pencil. The procedure is considered minimally invasive surgery, a type of procedure that generally involves less pain, discomfort and scarring than traditional surgery and may allow patients to go home and resume normal activity sooner.
“We are looking forward to utilizing this innovative treatment option at Delray Medical Center,” said Mark Bryan, CEO. “It is always our goal to incorporate new technologies and techniques that will make surgery safer and less invasive for our patients.”
For more information, please call Oncology Services at 561-495-3091.