Awake brain surgery offers significant advantages for patients, reducing the possibility of morbidity and increasing the likelihood of complete resection when surgery involves critical brain areas. Neurologic surgeons at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, have experience performing this complex procedure for treating brain tumors and focal epilepsy, and soon will offer awake brain surgery for cavernomas and arteriovenous malformations. At the helm of this new procedure in Bernard Bendok, M.D. Bernard sat in with us to explain the benefits of this new procedure.
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