Deep Brain Stimulation Program
The Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program uses minimally invasive, non-destructive and reversible techniques to help patients with movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, seizures, and certain types of chronic pain.
Dr. Halpern continues to work to advance Laser Ablation Surgery -- a minimally invasive technology that destroys problematic tissue in seconds at temperatures near 130 degrees Fahrenheit. This technique harnesses the unique thermal mapping capabilities from MRI imaging data, allowing the surgical team to monitor temperature changes and protect the healthy tissue during the Ablation process. With more than 20 laser ablation procedures for epilepsy performed, Dr. Halpern and his multidisciplinary team are national leaders in advancing the treatment of epilepsy for both pediatrics and adults.
Gerald Grant, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford