Dr. Giancarlo Barolat, a neurosurgeon with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center is considered a pioneer in the field of neurostimulation. The procedure involves implanting a pacemaker-like device (neurostimulator) with a rechargeable battery. Patients then control chronic pain by pressing a button that specifically treats malfunctioning nerve signals. The procedure changed the life of Meghan Gordon and may be a wide-reaching alternative solution to the prescription of opioids.
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