MRI-guided laser treatment gives epilepsy patient ‘a new life’

On the heels of a preclinical study showing that epileptic memory disruptions may be treatable by an implantable neuro device—one that’s yet to be invented—comes a here-and-now success story of an MRI-guided procedure that uses a catheter and laser ablation to fight epileptic seizures at their source in the brain.

“I didn't know what would happen the next day, but I just believe that I have a new beginning—a new life,” a grateful patient who underwent the procedure at OhioHealth told the Columbus Dispatch.

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