Brain surgery robot UK first for Harley St

By Olive Carterton

The Harley Street Clinic has notched up a UK first with its introduction of the new minimally-invasive neurosurgery technology, Visualase, to treat patients with complex and aggressive brain tumours.

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The Visualase technology superimposes real-time MRI images

HCA Healthcare UK said this pioneering technology offers hope to a significant number of patients with difficult-to-access brain tumours who are refused conventional surgery because it is considered too harmful to the surrounding healthy tissue, leading to lasting brain injury.

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