UCLA neurosurgeons utilize virtual reality in treating patients

April 7, 2017
Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah practices a brain surgery using virtual reality, one of the newest techniques in the field.
(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA doctors employ several cutting-edge technologies to treat patients with neurological conditions. Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah reports practicing surgeries utilizing virtual reality, which allows him to become familiar with 3-D scans of each patient’s brain before surgery. Fallah also uses laser technology to prevent collateral damage for surgeries that pose a high risk to the surrounding brain tissue. At Ronald Reagan Hospital, several doctors also utilize deep-brain stimulation to improve function in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases. Although some patients are initially skeptical of these new technologies, they are improving how UCLA treats patients with neurological conditions and psychiatric diseases.

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