The Visualase™ system

Learn more about the Visualase™ system from Medtronic


Surgical synergy

Discover streamlined workflows, robotically assisted placement, realtime imaging, and more


Learn more about MRI guided laser ablation using the Visualase™ system


Learn more about indications and patient selection for treatment using the Visualase™ system

The Visualase™ system puts faster recovery within reach

The Visualase™ system is a minimally-invasive surgical option that is able to cure epilepsy and brain tumour patients.1 With higher patient satisfaction and faster recovery times2-4, your patients can get back to getting better.

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Tumour removal

With unmatched surgical precision,5-7 the Visualase™ system is ideal for operating on deep-seated and hard-to-reach brain lesions. Change what is possible for your brain tumour patients.


The Visualase™ system can deliver new outcomes8-12 for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, by permanently ablating epileptic foci in a minimally-invasive procedure.


Surgical synergy™ for the Visualase™ system-integrated solutions from planning to surgery

Discover how Medtronic can help streamline procedural planning, catheter placement, laser trajectory, and thermal ablation using an integrated suite of tools and technologies.

Medical education for the Visualase™ system

Access on-demand procedural videos, webinars, and more at Medtronic Academy.

Video: Visualase™ and Stealth Autoguide™ workflow animation - (03:39)

Video showing full Visualase™ procedural workflow using Stealth Autoguide™ robotic system as the stereotactic method for catheter placement
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  1. Visualase™ MRI-Guided Laser Ablation System Manual (9735542, V3). Published September 2019.
  2. Kang et al, 2016, Epilepsia, 57(2):325-334. doi:10.1111/epi.13284
  3. Waseem et al, 2015, Epilepsy & Behavior, 51:152-157. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.07.022
  4. Leuthardt et al, 2017, PharmacoEconomics Open. 1(1):53-63. doi:10.1007/s41669-016-0003-2
  5. Yuen J, Zhu CXL, Chan DTM, et al. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2014;92(3):160-169. doi:10.1159/000360862.
  6. Hawasli AH, Ray WZ, Murphy RKJ, Dacey RG, Leuthardt EC. Operative Neurosurgery. 2012;70:onsE332-onsE338. doi:10.1227/NEU.0b013e318232fc90.
  7. Mohammadi AM, Schroeder JL. Expert Review of Medical Devices. 2014;11(2):109-119. doi:10.1586/17434440.2014.882225.
  8. Drane DL. Epilepsy Research. 2018;142:170-175. doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.09.016.
  9. Drane DL, Loring DW, Voets NL, et al.  Epilepsia. 2015;56(1):101-113. doi:10.1111/epi.12860.
  10. Youngerman BE, Save AV, McKhann GM.  Neurosurg. 2020;86(4):E366-E382. doi:10.1093/neuros/nyz556.
  11. Donos C, Breier J, Friedman E, et al.  Epilepsia. 2018;59(7):1421-1432. doi:10.1111/epi.14443. 
  12. Gross RE, Stern MA, Willie JT, et al.  Ann Neurol. 2018;83(3):575-587. doi:10.1002/ana.25180.