UPMC Susquehanna's neurosurgeons are deeply committed to providing our patients with expert care right here in Williamsport. Our extensive experience and expertise in providing surgical care for patients with complex brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions helps us help our patients achieve the recovery they are striving for.
Our surgeons work closely with a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals, including anesthesiologists, neurologists and rehabilitation specialists to ensure that our patients receive outstanding comprehensive care.
Disorders and conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:
- Brain tumors
- Brain aneurysms
- Traumatic brain injury
- Pituitary tumors
- Movement disorders
- Spinal disorders
Curve Image Guided Surgery
Curve Image Guided Surgery is a minimally invasive, safe surgery that uses 3D imaging to view the critical structures in your brain. It helps your neurosurgeon visualize the movements of their surgical instruments as they compare to the 3D image obtained before surgery. These 3D images are shown on a touch screen monitor so your neurosurgeon can view nearly any angle of your anatomy.
Benefits of Curve Image Guided Surgery
With curve your neurosurgeon can expertly plan your surgery and operate with precision while being less invasive. Curve also reduces the risk of damage to fragile structures in the brain which helps preserve healthy tissue.
Your neurosurgeon can easily share your treatment plan with other doctors on your care team using curve which makes it much easier for them to share and collaborate inside and outside of the operating room. Ultimately, curve may help lower your chances of re-operation or complications while UPMC Susquehanna patients receive the best care and technology we can offer.
Similar to a GPS system, curve is an advanced computer with touch screen monitors for viewing nearly any angle of your anatomy and has infrared cameras that track your exact position on the operating table relative to your neurosurgeons instruments.
Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT
Airo creates diagnostic quality images and is designed as a mobile unit so it can be used in the operating room which gives surgeons real time anatomical information during surgery allowing for immediate informed decision making.
Airo connects to the Curve Image Guided Surgery system which keeps the Curve 3D image up-to-date for the surgeon to better visualize the position of their instruments.