Healthy Living: Removing Brain Tumors

Lead surgery is traditionally used to remove brain tumors, but even the best surgeons can make mistakes leaving patients with complications like nerve damage, hearing loss, numbness or brain stem injury.

As Michelle Dunaway explains in today’s Healthy Living, new cutting edge technology is guiding neurosurgeons in the operating room — helping them remove tumors like never before.

The new adaptive hybrid surgery is only being used on patients with benign brain tumors, but could soon be used by surgeons to treat malignant brain tumors as well.