Brain mapping technology allows neurosurgeons to map and remove more difficult and complex brain tumors than ever before. With the help of this new equipment, brain tumors that were previously inoperable are being treated safely and effectively.
Using a special anesthesia, the patient is kept awake throughout the procedure to help the surgeon locate critical areas of the brain and remove the tumor without impacting critical functions. At Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, Virginia, Joseph Koen, MD, a board certified neurosurgeon performs difficult brain tumor cases using this technology.
Dr. Koen is affiliated with Bon Secours DePaul because of their state of the art technology, which includes interoperative brain wave testing, 3-D image guided surgical navigation system, and specialized neurosurgical ICU, designed to help patients get better faster.