By: Maria Alejandra Pulgar
When we talk about the brain, in particular brain surgery, it is like the twilight zone, a place where only those really bold dare to enter. Neurosurgeons are that kind of people. They take as a mission to restore people’s quality of life by doing surgery on the most complex organ of the body. Brain tumors, being them benign or cancerous, used to be a death sentence or, if operable, the chance where people risked their lives by undergoing very invasive surgeries. Nowadays there is a safer alternative: Gamma Knife© Stereotactic Surgery. Dr. Aizik Wolf, Chief Neurosurgeon at Miami Neuroscience Center explained the advantages of this advanced technique on the treatment of many kinds of brain diseases.