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BrainPath Technology

Palmetto General Hospital is among the first hospitals in Miami-Dade to offer the 6 Pillar Approach for patients with subcortical brain abnormalities such as tumors and hemorrhages. This new surgical approach is designed to integrate several existing technologies and advances, allowing physicians to see, access and remove abnormalities through an opening as small as a dime.

The 6 Pillars are:

  1. Brain Imaging
  2. Neuro-Navigation
  3. Access
  4. Optics
  5. Tissue Resection
  6. Regenerative Medicine

brain path pillars

During the procedure, surgeons access the brain abnormality through a small opening and use brain imaging, GPS navigation technology and a tool called the NICO BrainPath to move through the natural folds and millions of delicate fibers in the brain to reach the abnormality. The BrainPath uniquely allows surgeons to displace tissues of the brain during advancement to the targeted abnormality. Once in place, the BrainPath creates a passageway for surgeons to maintain access to the surgical field and then use a resection tool to remove the abnormality.

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