Brain surgery is most effective when the pathology can be addressed with the least disruption to normal brain structures. At BNA, we are able to deal with some deeper brain lesions such as hemorrhage, cavernous malformations, and some tumors using small endoports. These are small tubes that are placed directly at the lesion through a small craniotomy using computer guidance. The surgeon can then visualize the pathology directly through a microscope or endoscope and remove it while doing minimal damage to the more superficial brain structures. This has been a revolutionary technology allowing us to approach some lesions that would otherwise be inoperable.
"My whole life has changed since Dr. Nelson implanted my deep brain stimulation three months ago. I don't have the tremors I used to have, and my general outlook on life has improved very much. I now feel like going out and interacting with society! One of the biggest gifts of DBS has been my new ability to just sit still or go for a walk without tremor. The worst part about DBS was the bad haircut! Ha-ha!" Read testimonials
"My whole life has changed since Dr. Nelson implanted my deep brain stimulation three mo..." Read testimonials