Evan Justinich spends an afternoon playing with toy trains at home Wednesday in Elk Grove. The 10-year-old laser ablation surgery for epilepsy several months ago and went from suffering multiple seizures a day to none at all. In the past few years, Sutter Health has been a pioneering leader in laser ablation surgery for epilepsy. The minimally invasive surgery uses a long laser needle to zap the point in the brain at which seizures start. The entire procedure takes a fraction of the time of traditional brain surgery and patients generally go home the next day.
Evan Justinich spends an afternoon playing with toy trains at home Wednesday in Elk Grove. The 10-year-old laser ablation surgery for epilepsy several months ago and went from suffering multiple seizures a day to none at all. In the past few years, Sutter Health has been a pioneering leader in laser ablation surgery for epilepsy. The minimally invasive surgery uses a long laser needle to zap the point in the brain at which seizures start. The entire procedure takes a fraction of the time of traditional brain surgery and patients generally go home the next day. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Evan Justinich spends an afternoon playing with toy trains at home Wednesday in Elk Grove. The 10-year-old laser ablation surgery for epilepsy several months ago and went from suffering multiple seizures a day to none at all. In the past few years, Sutter Health has been a pioneering leader in laser ablation surgery for epilepsy. The minimally invasive surgery uses a long laser needle to zap the point in the brain at which seizures start. The entire procedure takes a fraction of the time of traditional brain surgery and patients generally go home the next day. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

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Epilepsy surgery pioneered at Sutter Health in Sacramento can be a life-changer

August 07, 2015 4:13 PM

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