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About this Treatment: Surgery for Glioma, Glioblastoma, & Astrocytoma
Techniques of Surgery
Stanford neurosurgeons utilize a system that works almost like a global positioning satellite (GPS) of the brain, as they work in the operating room to remove brain tumors. This application uses imaging of your brain to show the neurosurgeon the precise location in three dimeinsional space at all times. This navigation system guides the surgeon around critical pathways as the tumor is removed in an effort to preserve brain function.