Navigation Links
Memorial Neuroscience Institute Begins Implantation Of Neuropace RNS System® in South Florida For Patients With Epilepsy Seizures
Date:3/31/2016

A medical team from the Memorial Neuroscience Institute has successfully implanted its first NeuroPace's RNS® System technology into the skull of a 45-year-old patient with epilepsy to help reduce the frequency of seizures.

Physicians at the Institute – part of the Memorial Healthcare System based in Hollywood, Fla– describe the award-winning technology as being similar to a heart pacemaker but for the brain.

The innovative procedure benefits epilepsy patients who have tried extensive amounts of medications but still suffer from frequent and disabling seizures.

“This is a promising new option for patients who have seizures that medication can’t control,” said Tarek Zakaria, MD, Medical Director of Memorial’s Adult Neurology Program. “It is the latest component that makes us a true comprehensive, high-level epilepsy center.”

Christopher DeMassi, MD, the neurosurgeon who performed the successful surgery, said the procedure involves carefully placing two wire electrodes deep into the brain where the seizures are originating from.

Dr. DeMassi then removes a small part of the patient’s skull and implants a microprocessor-control device that is attached to the two leads. Dr. DeMassi said the system targets specific areas in the brain down to millimeters of where the seizures are coming from.

“For epilepsy patients, it’s a long-term, life-changing procedure,” Dr. DeMassi said. “The best part of my job is to see the patients come back months from now with an improved quality of life.”

With the device implanted, Dr. Zakaria and his team will now be able to track and analyze data stored in the neurostimulator to assist with ongoing patient treatment. Company officials at Neuropace say that on average, patients have seen 50 percent reduction in seizures after the first year, and up to 70 percent reduction by year two.

Approved by the FDA in 2013, the implanted system provides stimulation treatment when it detects brain electrical activity that could lead to a seizure.

For more information about Memorial Neuroscience Institute’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, or to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians, please call 954-265-3449.

Memorial Healthcare System is the third-largest public healthcare system in the country. It is a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction and is ranked on Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Its facilities include Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Manor nursing home. For more information, visit mhs.net.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13306229.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2016 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Abington Memorial Hospital Recognized for Heart Failure Care
2. Coffee Beanery Announces Grand Opening of New Store in Memorial City Mall
3. Hospice Savannah to Hold 22nd Annual Tree of Light Memorial Gathering
4. Abington Memorial Hospital to Become Regional Medical Campus for Drexel University College of Medicine
5. TIRR Memorial Hermann Uses Smartphones to Reduce Noise from Overhead Paging
6. Crook County Memorial Hospital Signs for RazorInsights ONE-Enterprise Edition
7. Avitus Group Helps Chase Hawks Memorial Association Recruit for New Position: Executive Director
8. Memorial Health and Novant Health Announce Partnership for Freestanding Children’s Hospital
9. Cologne mycology professor Oliver Cornely honored with Prof Pushpa Talwar Memorial Oration
10. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Tata Memorial Centre sign MOU to pool expertise
11. Perry Memorial Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Operating Officer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Ocean Springs, ... masks to medical first responders across the United States. Since the start of ... protective equipment (PPE) medical centers , hospitals , firefighters , ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues to put financial ... look for ways to trim the fat from our monthly expenses and put more into ... also important that you have a financial safety net in place in case something were ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... MONTREAL (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2020 , ... When ... - perhaps with greater ease than most people would. Rather than become melancholic, however, ... yet deep advice on achieving one’s dreams. Randy Pausch took a negative situation and ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) today ... to deploy its breakthrough Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System that is the first ... plans to fully reopen equipped with the filtration system on September 8th. , ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Evolution Labs announced ... provide their students with Suite360:Mental Health and Prevention, a program developed to help ... Child Trafficking Prevention. , Florida schools and districts must provide their students with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/28/2020)... ANTONIO (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... and operator of primary care medical centers in Florida and San Antonio is ... for its South Texas medical centers. , In this capacity he will serve ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... 27, 2020 , ... InfoMC, a leading provider of cloud-based ... 2020 System and Organizational Controls (SOC) 1® Type 2 and SOC 2® Type ... These achievements reflect their long-standing commitment to privacy, security, and risk management, while ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Bleep LLC, maker of the DreamPort mask-less CPAP ... the company’s new spokesperson. , “In my line of work, a good night of ... Bleep DreamPort it was a Bleeping no brainer for me,” said Jensen. “From the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: