Exploring innovations in neurosurgery

Medical innovators are constantly looking for new and improved ways of helping patients heal, and neurosurgeons are no exception. Today, patients who need neurosurgery can already benefit from considerable leaps forward in medical technology, and there are new innovations on the horizon. Here at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, our neurosurgeons are leading experts in their field who are committed to giving our patients the benefit of sophisticated techniques and technology.

Shift toward minimally invasive neurosurgery
As you’ll learn when you watch the accompanying video, one of the exciting developments in neurosurgery is the increasing application of minimally invasive techniques to complex spine and intracranial surgeries. The neurosurgeon featured here, who treats patients at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, explains that minimally invasive techniques have become substantially more accessible to patients during the past 10 years. At his hospital, neurosurgeons now have access to a minimally invasive system for intracranial surgery.

Minimally invasive procedures help give patients the best possible outcome. There is reduced disturbance of the surrounding tissues, and the smaller incisions heal more quickly than a single, large incision. This means patients can get treated and get back to their everyday lives faster.

Differentiation of tumor tissue and brain tissue
Another exciting innovation is still in development. It’s the stimulated Raman scattering microscope, which has shown great promise in early clinical trials. The SRS microscope addresses one crucial problem that neurosurgeons encounter: How to determine where the tumor tissue ends and the brain tissue begins.

The SRS microscope allows for rapid, accurate detection of tumor tissue. This new technology only needs a few seconds to complete the task, whereas the old technique required about 30 to 45 minutes. For patients, this may mean better preservation of the healthy brain tissue, and the more precise removal of the tumor.

The neurosurgeons who care for patients at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center are committed to nothing less than healthcare excellence. Our modern medical center in Las Vegas continually invests in the latest, cutting-edge technologies, so that our patients can have the best possible outcome. To request a physician referral, call a registered nurse at (702) 233-5300.

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