What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a new, yet proven minimally-invasive technology that uses precise, high-intensity laser energy to destroy tissue in the brain, while limiting injury to healthy cells. It can be used with lesions in many locations in the brain, near the surface or deep inside. During the procedure, doctors use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide the laser device precisely to the lesion.
The procedure has been used with hundreds of patients and has been shown to be successful in reducing or removing diseased tissue. The technical name for the procedure is Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy, or LITT.