With 46% of individuals traveling to Houston or Shreveport for neurological or spinal care, CHRISTUS St. Patrick is dedicated to creating a top-of-the-line, comprehensive neurosurgical and spine program built upon our current team of expert neurosurgeons and orthopedists. In order to address the concerns of an aging population and the growing awareness of the dangers of concussions and other brain trauma, it is vital that our neuroscience program is supported by the latest in technology:
O-Arm Technology – provides a large field-of-view and distortion-free, flat-panel technology to produce 2-D and 3-D images of skeletal anatomy for microsurgery on the brain and spine, deep brain stimulation for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease, and treatment options for Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, sports injuries, and more.
Microsurgical Microscope – combines brilliant optical quality with superior maneuverability. The crisp, sharp images and large depth of field allows surgeons to see precise details. The working-distance-based illumination provides enough light for the deepest operative sites viding more safety for the patient.
C-USA Device (also known as a Cranial Ultrasonic Tissue Aspirator) – used by neurosurgeons to locate, incise and remove a tumor on the lining of the brain. This instrument makes tumors of this nature easy to remove by breaking up and then aspirating abnormal brain tissue for removal.