Donor Support Helps Neurosurgery Take Global Lead

Tuesday, 16 March, 2021

The generous donation of a major donor has placed the Neurosurgery Dept in Beaumont Hospital at the forefront of world neurosurgery in the treatment of deep-seated brain tumours which was previously considered too high risk to undertake.

Beaumont Hospital Foundation has funded ground-breaking new technology, costing €200K from a major gift provided by an individual donor, matched with funds raised by many other donors who support the work of the National Neurosurgical Centre. The two neurosurgeons who specialise in this area - Mr. Mohsen Javadpour and Mr. Kieron Sweeney - undertook their first operation using the Brainpath and Myriad equipment on a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl. They consider this to be a medical first that will put them to the fore of neurosurgery in deep brain neurosurgery.

The story was outlined in the Irish Times - tinyurl.com/4pm7yhzt - and no doubt the considerable advances that this technology has enabled will provide new options for patients with these, previously inoperable, brain tumours. 

It's a wonderful example of how generous public donations can make such a huge difference to the health of our nation and we are very grateful to the many donors who have made this possible. If you would like more information on how you can support the work of our medical and allied health professionals, email hello@beaumont.ie or call 01 809 2161.

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