April 11, 2019

Brain tumor treatment innovations

By Karl Oestreich

Arizona PBS

Mayo Clinic Arizona is using new methods to stop and remove brain tumors, and has opened three new Arizona PBS Logoimage-guided operating rooms. The rooms allow surgeons to perform safer, less invasive procedures to remove brain tumors that had been considered inoperable. We’ll hear more from clinical neurosurgery expert Dr. Bernard Bendok.

Reach: Eight, Arizona PBS is a PBS station that has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.

Context: Bernard Bendok, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon. Mayo Clinic's neurosurgeons perform more than 7,000 complex surgical procedures every year at campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Dr. Bendok's research team is focused on innovations that can improve surgical safety and outcomes and enhance quality of life for people who have neurovascular diseases or strokes. The focus of Dr. Bendok's laboratory is on innovation of surgical methods and devices, clinical trials, mathematical modeling of neurovascular diseases, and patient-specific simulation. You can read more about his medical research here.

Contact:  Jim McVeigh


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