Surgical Technology: Brain
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
DBS has been studied in clinical trials as effective treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia.
Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery
The removal of certain brain tumors at the depth of the brain has been revolutionized by the introduction of endoscopic techniques over the past 20 years.
Endovascular Aneurysm Coiling
Endovascular therapy or “surgery through the blood vessel” is a technique that allows specialized endovascular neurosurgeons to treat the brain aneurysm without needing to make a skin incision.
The PERFEXION Gamma Knife Unit has been installed and is being used at San Antonio Community Hospital. This is a non-surgical radiation therapy for brain tumors, certain vascular abnormalities, trigeminal neuralgia and some movement disorders.
O-Arm CT: Imaging in the Operating Room
The O-arm intraoperative CT imaging and navigation system allows our neurosurgeons to visualize your anatomy in 3D during the operation.
MicroVascular Decompression (MVD) Surgery
The majority of patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, or Hemifacial Spasm have these debilitating problems due to an artery irritating and damaging their cranial nerves.
Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
VNS technology is aimed to help patients with a seizure disorder (epilepsy) that is not properly controlled using medications. VNS implantation is not a cure for epilepsy/seizures.