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Dr. Sameer Sheth Interviewed for Medscape Article on Gamma Knife and OCD

Dr. Sameer Sheth quoted in Medscape Article on OCD
Dr. Sameer Sheth

Dr. Sameer Sheth is quoted extensively in a recent Medscape Medical News article on the neurosurgical treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

The article, Gamma Knife Brain Surgery Promising for Severe OCD, published this month here, reviews the promising results of a recent study about a procedure called Gamma Ventral Capsulotomy (GVC).

During GVC, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists use the Gamma Knife to deliver highly focused beams of radiation to specific tracts in the frontal lobes of the brain.

As one of the few neurosurgeons in the country who performs this procedure, Dr. Sheth was sought for the Medscape Medical News article. 

“It is essential for the community of health care practitioners taking care of these patients to communicate openly using media outlets such as these, to exchange information,” says Dr. Sheth“There are so few centers surgically treating these patients that communication is vital to advancing our understanding and improving care.”

For Medscape, Dr. Sheth details the procedure and says the treatment shows promise. He cautions though, that it is complex, patients need to be chosen carefully, and treatment should be sought out only at specialized medical centers.

The article is now live and you can read it on Medscape here. Dr. Sheth also comments on the same study in a ReutersHealth article here.

Learn more about Dr. Sameer Sheth on his bio page here.

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