Worlds First Asleep DBS Procedure with Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System

About Littleton Adventist Hospital

DBS is used to treat disabling neurological symptoms, most commonly found in Parkinsons disease, such as tremor, rigidity, slowed movement, and gait problems. The procedure involves surgically implanting a lead (also called an electrode) in the patients brain. The lead is then connected to a battery pack implanted under the skin, near the collarbone. Impulses from the battery pack interfere with, and block, the electrical signals in the brain that trigger motion disorders.

While the actual surgical procedure for Asleep DBS remains the same, using the Renaissance guidance system allows Dr. VanSickle to map out the surgical route prior to beginning surgery. During the actual procedure, the Renaissance provides Dr. VanSickle with more location accuracy in placing the electrical leads.

DBS is among one of the most effective treatments for Parkinsons, said Dr. VanSickle. Using the Renaissance system provides much more accuracy and holds the trajectory.

The Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System was purchased by the LAH Foundation, in support of Centura Health Neurosciences at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

About Littleton Adventist Hospital

Littleton Adventist Hospital is part of Centura Health, a faith-based hospital system sponsored by Adventist Health System and Catholic Initiatives. Littleton Adventist Hospital is an acute-care, 231-bed hospital and Level II Trauma Center with more than 1,300 physicians; 1,200 associates and nearly 300 volunteers. We are recognized for specializing in trauma, emergency care, stroke, neurology, orthopedics, women and children's services and more. For nearly 25 years, Littleton Adventist Hospital has been providing excellent, quality care to the south metro Denver community.

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Lauren Brendel
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Littleton Adventist Hospital
Phone: 303-734-8612