Dr. Ricardo Komotar
A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy and father of five is hopeful after a new technique was used to try to remove his brain tumor.
A team of surgeons and oncologists at The University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have treated the first patient enrolled in a clinical trial using a vaccine to target glioblastoma multiforme – the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor.
Waking up during surgery is one of the many fears patients have before going under the knife. But, imagine having your skull opened up and brain surgery completed all while you were awake and talking.