Awake CraniotomyOur department has recently begun an awake craniotomy program that utilizes brain mapping and functional MRI (fMRI) to determine where critical language areas reside in the brain. Using this new and amazing technology, we can now "map" a patient's brain before removing their tumor. During surgery, we have developed a special team of neurologists, neuropsychologists and neurosurgeons that work closely with the patient by testing their language function at the same time that their tumor is being removed. It is another testament to the dedication and commitment that our department continuously strives to provide the highest level of skill and care for all of our patients.

Watch a YouTube video of our brain mapping and tumor removal: