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Brain tumors, clots, and other conditions necessitating brain surgery require an intricate and precise approach. This is especially true for issues found deep inside the brain. In the past, this has presented a challenging problem for neurosurgeons, and many cases have been deemed inoperable due to their complex location, leaving patients without many options. However, the team at Endeavor Health Neurosciences Institute’s Advanced Neurosciences Center has engineered a procedure that allows these cases to be addressed more safely: minimally invasive parafascicular surgery (MIPS). 

What is MIPS?

Minimally invasive parafascicular surgery is an innovative technique that allows neurosurgeons to access brain tumors and clots through the natural folds of the brain, so healthy brain tissue and delicate fibers can be preserved. This technique allows vital brain functions to continue to operate normally.
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How is MIPS performed?

The innovative MIPS procedure is possible due to a combination of groundbreaking technological advancements, including brain mapping and exoscopic robotic visualization. Brain mapping is a machine-learning system that allows neuroscientists to create a 3D model of the patient’s brain within about 15 minutes. Exoscopic robotic visualization is a machine-interfaced navigation system using a robot arm with advanced optics (exoscope) that is guided by a surgical plan, based upon a personalized brain mapping model. Together with the conscious surgery technique to preserve critical brain functions, these innovations enable surgeons to reach areas of the brain previously inaccessible. 

Which diagnoses are candidates for MIPS?

Patients with deep-seated brain tumors or blood clots due to bleeding in the brain (stroke) are potential candidates for minimally invasive parafascicular surgery.

Is the treatment safe and effective?

Studies have found MIPS to be a safe and effective treatment for certain deep-seated brain issues. Because MIPS is less invasive than other procedures, it reduces operating time, possible complications, and the risk of further brain injury during the operation. Recovery time is also shorter than with other more invasive surgeries. 

Is minimally invasive parafascicular surgery right for you?

If you or a loved one has a brain tumor or other complicated brain health issue, the team of specialists at the Advanced Neurosciences Center aims to provide the most innovative care. We will discuss all the available treatment options and determine what’s best for you. Not only does our team perform minimally invasive parafascicular surgery, but we engineered it. What’s more, we continue to develop innovative care and treatment options for even the most complex neurological conditions. We’ve got you. 

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