4675 Linton Blvd., Suite 102, Delray Beach
3365 Burns Road, Suite 202, Palm Beach Gardens
The Brain and Spine Institute of South Florida is the largest multi-specialty neurosurgery group in Palm Beach County, treating a wide array of disorders of the brain and spine, and other aspects of the nervous system. The physician team consists of board-certified neurosurgeons with subspecialty fellowship training, providing conservative care and surgical management for brain- and spine-related conditions.
Utilizing computerized guidance and minimally invasive techniques, the doctors actively train in the newest techniques that improve the patient experience and outcomes. The practice features services such as PRP, stem cell therapy, traction, bracing, pain management, HIFU and surgery.
Q. What treatments do you perform for brain tumors?
A. Depending upon the type of tumor, the most standard surgical care is a craniotomy. However, for glioblastomas we often use 5-ALA, which helps find tumor cells that lie outside the margins of the tumor. The malignant glioma cells turn fluorescent for excellent visualization during surgery.
Q. As spine surgeons, what do you treat?
A. We treat multiple injuries and disorders that can develop in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (low back) spine. We see age-related degeneration, spinal arthritis, herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal instabilities and slippages, fractures, osteoporosis and malignant spine fractures, traumatic spine fractures, spinal cancer, traumatic injuries related to accidents, falls, and overuse/repetitive use movements, infections and congenital defects.
Q. How do you treat patients with essential tremor or Parkinson’s?
A. We are the first practice in the region to use the newest, groundbreaking technology for treating patients with Parkinson’s or essential tremor (ET) using an MR-guided focused ultrasound by INSIGHTEC™. This technology uses sound wave energy to treat brain tissue as the source of the tremor, and no surgical incision or anesthesia is necessary.
Q. What are the other benefits of this technology?
A. The many benefits include no surgical incisions, resulting in reduced risk of infection and quicker recovery time. It’s an outpatient procedure with most patients going home the same day, and there is an immediate and significant reduction in hand tremors with minimum side effects. This truly is a game changer for many who have suffered way too long.
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