Children's Minnesota in the News

Dr. Petronio successfully uses laser technology to treat Gavin Pierson’s brain tumor

Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of neuroscience at Children’s Minnesota, has been treating ten-year-old Gavin Pierson for the last four years, using advanced laser therapy to fight Gavin’s brain tumor, nicknamed “Joe Bully.” Today, Gavin is in remission. Dr. Petronio and the neuroscience team are currently conducting a study to analyze the efficacy of the technology on different types of pediatric tumors. Read the story by Fox News Health: Laser therapy extracts rare tumor that grew human hair, skin in boy’s skull.

Kristin Tesmer