Why choose the Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Program?
Our staff of neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroscience nurses has treated over 100 patients with hypothalamic hamartomas. These patients have ranged from children to adults, and some have traveled from other continents to seek out our unique expertise.
In addition, our partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital has allowed us to provide an even greater degree of specialized care for pediatric patients.
The Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona has implemented some of the most advanced technology available, including:
- Intraoperative imaging that can guide our neurosurgeons in real time
- Gamma Knife radiosurgery—a noninvasive alternative to open surgery
- Endoscopic surgery requiring only minimal incisions
Most recently, we have begun using laser-generated stereotactic thermoablation technology to target hypothalamic hamartomas with improved accuracy and precision.
The neurosurgeons and neurologists affiliated with the Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center are dedicated to refining and improving the treatment process. As such, we carefully study the outcomes of every patient we treat. Our results have been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals, and we have documented significant control of seizure symptoms in 80 percent of the patients we have treated.