MRI-guided laser for neurosurgery
After getting approval for an experimental drug from Pfizer to stop their son’s rare brain tumor from growing, Nicole and Steve Pierson started fighting for a potentially lifesaving technology that could help their son, 7-year-old Gavin. On Oct. 29, Gavin will undergo surgery using an MRI-guided laser to help incinerate his tumor.
The revolutionary technology could aid other children, including those who suffer from epilepsy. We at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are actively trying to raise money for the laser, which costs $400,000, so it can have a permanent home here. To help us secure this lifesaving treatment, donate now.
Read more about Gavin's story at kare11.com.
Children’s has the largest pediatric cancer and blood disorders program in the Upper Midwest. Later this year, we’ll also open the Pediatric Neuroscience Center, which will provide comprehensive care for children with brain injuries, illnesses and conditions in a single, family-oriented facility. We'll use the latest technology and a team of specialists for diagnosis and comprehensive treatment results to achieve the best experience for patients and their families.
Learn more about how this MRI-guided laser technology can be used for minimally invasive neurosurgery.