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The Latest Device for Epileptic Patients at Saint George Hospital University Center

March 24, 2017

Saint George Hospital University Center and Promedz conducted today the first surgery of its kind in Lebanon with the implant of the latest technology ASPPIRE SR Model 106 by Cyberonics, Inc. Houston, Texas on a 17 years old patient in the presence of the Minister of Public Health Ghassan Hasbani, the Medical Director of Saint George Hospital Dr. Imad Hajj, surgery conducted by Dr. Paul Hajj, Neurosurgeon at Saint George Hospital and Dr. Ghassan Hmeimess, Pediatric Neurologist at SGHUMC. Device offered by PROMEDZ. Surgery succeeded.

This device detects seizures based on changes in heart rate and provides automatic stimulation to stop or shorten a seizure and improve postictal recovery - VNS Therapy