Technology used in surgical treatment

At the Center for Neurologic Restoration, our specialists are leading the way in using the latest technologies to treat chronic neurologic conditions. We specialize in minimally invasive techniques, and our epilepsy program is known nationally for advanced treatments.

Here are some of the technologies we use:

Deep brain stimulation (DBS): Deep brain stimulation involves planting a device in the brain to regulate electrical signals and control abnormal movements such as tremors.

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)Vagus nerve stimulation involves inserting a pacemaker-like device under the collarbone to regulate electrical signals to the brain and reduce the frequency of seizures.

Responsive neurostimulation (RNS)
NeurostimulatorSize Responsive neurostimulation uses a tiny neurostransmitter planted in the skull to detect and stop seizures at their source.


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS): Spinal cord stimulation involves implanting a device that sends electrical currents to the spinal column to control chronic pain.

MRI-guided focused ultrasound: This treatment uses and an MRI to guide ultrasound technology to treat neurological conditions such as essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery: This procedure is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia. It pinpoints abnormal brain cells and destroys them with radiation.

Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT): Laser interstitial thermal therapy uses guided lasers to target the area of the brain where seizures begin.

Stereo EEG for seizure localization: This procedure involves implanting electrodes in the brain to help surgeons pinpoint the origin of seizures.

Neuroendoscopy: This procedure is used to open passages in the brain, allowing spinal fluid to flow more normally.

To learn more about these leading technologies and whether surgery is right for you, call the Center for Neurologic Restoration at 206-320-4145 to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.