April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. It is a time to spread the word about this disease, but also a time to learn more about the treatments being offered.


A new virtual treatment for Parkinson's Disease at Swedish Medical Center could help more people without them even having to leave home. One patient shares his remarkable experience with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) after treatment with CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine's Dr. Matthew Mian, director of functional neurosurgery at Swedish Medical Center. He calls it "nothing short of miraculous.


Read about Dr. Kimball featured in a recent news article discussing augmented reality-assisted surgeries


XVision Spine System

A new augmented reality (AR) surgical guidance technology called the Xvision Spine System allows our surgeons to actually “see” your spine in 3D through the skin during spinal implant surgery.

Similar to a real-time GPS, “see-through” vision guided surgery lets your surgeon know exactly where to place the implants in your unique anatomy, and it is bringing a new standard of personalization and care to the operating room. The Xvision Spine Systemis different from other image guidance systems as it keeps your surgeon’s focus directly on you, rather than a distant screen that displays your anatomy.




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