KMBC: Woman six months seizure-free after new robotic assisted brain surgery at Saint Luke's

January 27, 2021

Kaiti Valadez suffered more than 100 seizures after a sudden onset of epilepsy when she was 20 years old.

After trying several other treatments, Kaiti qualified for a new robotic assisted brain surgery at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. With the ROSA, specially trained neurosurgeons can created a detail 3D map of a patient's brain and place electrodes directly into the brain to detect which area is causing the seizures. Once detected, the surgeon can then remove part of the brain causing the seizures.

KMBC talked to Dr. Bartosz Grobelny, neurosurgeon and director of surgical epilepsy at Saint Luke's, about the new less invasive procedure.

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