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Issue Date: March 2010


Best Doctors 2010: Inoperable tumors meet their match

Dr. Gene Barnett
Ryan Dezember

Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Gene Barnett is the first neurosurgeon in the world to use a laser device that destroys otherwise inoperable brain tumors by cooking them from the inside out. The computer-guided device, inserted through a half-inch hole in the head, shoots a laser that allows treatment of tumors. Surgeons watch the process using modified MRI machines and ensure that they kill the tumor without destroying nearby brain tissue. “It’s going to be another important tool that allows us to provide better treatment,” Barnett says.

Comments:
Saturday, April 03, 2010 1:53:47 PM by Loren Lewis
I have a cold laser that i use myself and i think it is helping me. but i seriously need somebody's help. i am 22 and have 3 inoperable tumors in me. they came about from ovarian cancer that i had two years earier. i went through tons of chemo but my doctor said that he couldnt do anything about the tumors left behind and now they have grown to my pelvic wall and around my colon. please help me! ive been dealing with this for so long now i am ready to be better!
thank you
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