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Minimally Invasive Biplane


Life-saving care - all without surgery

Neurosurgery is complex and delicate, and it is probably the type of surgery most feared by patients. After all, the brain and spinal cord are two of our bodies' most important organs, and neither can be fixed with a transplant or artificial device if problems arise.

That's why innovations like the neuronavigational equipment at Deaconess Hospital are so important. The state-of-the-art biplane system is an alternative to invasive surgery, often resulting in lower risk and faster recovery.

Biplane Neuroangiography

  • Image-guided surgery
  • Surgeons can pinpoint exact areas of the brain or spine that require treatment
  • Uses a combination of CT, MRI, MRA and fluoroscopy
  • Generates a detailed, three-dimensional image of the area under investigation

Without this technology, a larger opening in the skull would be necessary.  Neuronavigation gives us a detailed 'road map' of the brain or spine, which means that only a very small incision is necessary to get exactly where the surgeon needs to go. This reduces pain and recovery time for patients, and it reduces the risk of damage to the tissue or the surrounding areas.

Less Invasive Treatment

  • Tumor removal
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Cyst removal 
  • Spine repair using pins or screws

Advanced technology and compassionate care. That's what Deaconess Hospital has provided to the Tri-State for more than 110 years. With neuronavigational technology, we're continuing that proud tradition into the 21St century and beyond.