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Luke Tomycz, M.D., FAANS

Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Updated: March 8, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health pediatric neurosurgeon Luke Tomycz, M.D., FAANS, working with Dr. Robert Goodman, M.D., PhD, performed the first endoscopic-assisted corpus callosotomy surgery done at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital to treat a nine-year-old patient with epilepsy.

Traditional corpus callosotomy procedures involve removing a large piece of the skull and peeling back the dura during a craniotomy procedure. After the corpus callosotomy is complete, the dura and skull are replaced, and the skull bone is secured with small titanium plates. 

During the patient’s endoscopic-assisted corpus callosotomy performed at Joseph M. Sanzari, Dr. Tomycz used an endoscope, allowing for improved visualization, smaller incision, and smaller craniotomy.

Before her surgery, the nine-year-old patient, who traveled from Kansas to New Jersey with her family to have the surgery, had up to 20 generalized seizures a day, occurring on both sides of her brain. After surgery, the patient’s seizure frequency has been reduced by more than half. 

Learn more about pediatric epilepsy services at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health: https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/services/pediatrics/epilepsy-services/.