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WCM Neurosurgeon Explains Laser Epilepsy Surgery on NY1
October 11, 2016
People with epilepsy — particularly those whose seizures are not controlled well by medication — have a new, minimally invasive treatment option.
Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) uses light to target lesions in the brain that are often the source of seizures without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Unlike traditional surgeries, LITT only requires a small opening in the skull to insert a laser probe, which is done with the help of a computers to ensure the most precise placement.
Weill Cornell Medicine’s Dr. Theodore Schwartz explained LITT to NY1, which featured the procedure in a recent broadcast.
Watch the segment that aired to learn more about LITT and how it helped one patient control his seizures.