Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Brain Path Technology

At Delray Medical Center and Palmetto General Hospital, we are excited to be among the first hospitals in the country to offer the 6 Pillar Approach for patients with subcortical brain abnormalities such as tumors and hemorrhages. This new treatment integrates several existing technologies and new advancements, allowing your doctor to see and ultimately remove abnormalities through an opening as small as a dime.

The 6 Pillars are:

  • Brain Imaging
  • Neuro-Navigation
  • Access
  • Optics
  • Tissue Resection
  • Regenerative Medicine

During the procedure, surgeons access your brain’s abnormality through a small opening. Then, with brain imaging, GPS navigation technology and a tool called the NICO BrainPath* they are safely able to move through the natural folds and millions of delicate fibers in the brain to reach the abnormality. The Brain Path uniquely allows surgeons to displace tissues of the brain during advancement to the targeted abnormality. Once in place, the Brain Path creates a passageway for surgeons to access the surgical field and then use a resection tool to remove the abnormality.

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