NICO BrainPath Technology

Grady’s Marcus Stoke and Neuroscience Center has a new weapon in its fight against hemorrhagic stroke and deep brain lesions – a cutting-edge approach that utilizes advanced imaging techniques, intraoperative navigation, and a brain cannulation device for minimally-invasive access called BrainPath®.

The NICO BrainPath device gives Grady neurosurgeons the ability to work deep in the brain. In combination with advanced tools for blood clot and tumor removal (NICO myriad), Grady neurosurgeons can treat hemorrhagic strokes and deep brain lesions once considered inoperable.

How it Works

Neurosurgeons can map and see the exact location of a blood clot or deep brain tumor by combining the device with precision image-guidance technology, and high-definition optics. Then, through a minimally invasive opening, they can reach and successfully remove the clot or lesion from the deepest part of the brain.

Benefits for Patients

BrainPath allows a neurosurgeon to remove a blood clot or brain tumor preventing further damage to the brain. Removal of the lesion decompresses the brain’s white matter, which decreases pressure and maximizes the potential recovery of brain function.

What conditions can BrainPath® treat?

  • Intracerebral hemorrhage or hemorrhagic stroke
  • Primary brain tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly type of malignant brain tumor
  • Metastatic brain tumors, secondary tumors that occur elsewhere in the body and migrate to the brain
  • Hemorrhage from traumatic brain injury
  • Cavernous malformation or cavernous angiomas

Becoming a Patient

To make an appointment at the Grady Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center, call (404) 616-1000.

If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke and need immediate medical attention, call 911 and insist to be taken to the Grady Marcus Stoke and Neuroscience Center.