Under the Microscope

Micro-Technology Gets Big Surgical Results.




Surgeons Mark Liker, MD, left, and Parham Yashar, MD, examine the new microscope that will be used for brain, spine and other complex surgeries at Henry Mayo.

Surgeons Mark Liker, MD, left, and Parham Yashar, MD, examine the new microscope that will be used for brain, spine and other complex surgeries at Henry Mayo.

The tiniest details can make all the difference when it comes to delicate neurosurgery procedures. Thanks to the recent acquisition of the Zeiss Pentero 900 microscope, surgeons at Henry Mayo can achieve optimal performance for their patients. 

“The Zeiss Pentero 900 is the next generation of microscope, offering high-definition visualization of the spine, brain and nerves. It allows for improved safety and has a feature that highlights a contrast-enhanced tumor to allow for more complete resection,” said Parham Yashar, MD.

As a result, several other procedures have been added to Henry Mayo’s neurosurgery department, including intra-operative indocyanine green angiography (which assesses the presence of blood flow through vessels) and intraoperative microsurgical neuronavigation.   “The hospital had made an incredible investment with 
the acquisition of the newest and most advanced microscope available,” said Pam Geyer, RN, and Manager of the Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery Program and Pain 
Management. “Our patients will benefit from the ability of our neurosurgeons to treat complex cases with the best possible equipment, which promotes optimal outcomes.” 
That makes Henry Mayo competitive with surgical centers in Los Angeles, according to Geyer.

“The hospital continually strives to meet the complex needs of our community. Our staff is outstanding and skilled in the care of this population. There is no need to travel outside the community for brain and spinal surgery,” she said. “We are 
exactly where you need to come for all your neurosurgical needs.” IYH