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CereTom® Assisted Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery


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#1 rjh

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

Can you give me any information other than coming directly from marketing info on this new equipment and technique? It appears to be quite a step up from the halo, awake during surgery and placement accuracy of the standard DBS surgery.

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

There are many frame-based approaches and frameless approaches to DBS. Frameless approaches are not a step up. They have pluses and minuses. A frameless system requires the placement under the skin of some markers that the system will attach to. There is assembly and disassembly. With a frame system there is not the need for marker placement or removal (days before and after the procedure), but the frame may be less comfortable. It is best to proceed with what your surgeon is most experienced using. There is no evidence of superiority yet for a particular approach.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Forgive my lay comment, but I thought that the question was on the pros and cons of the small guide frame, used in tandem with the CereTom movable CT scanner. For intra-operative CT-guided lead placement.
As shown in the video from OHSU

#4 Dr. Okun

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:44 AM

I don's have anything specific to say about the system since I have no personal experience with it. I will say however that many scientists and companies have been introducing novel ways to perform DBS. Most of the techniques are very interesting and we will know more on safety and effectiveness as they are tested and we see publications. Sorry, I can't give you more specific information.

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#5 Kester223

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:58 AM

I think your suggestion would be helpful for me. I will let you know if this works for me Thanks and keep posting such a informative blogs.



#6 Dr. Okun

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:19 AM

Good luck and let us know how you do with Parkinson's surgery and if you use this new technology CereTom.


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