Groundbreaking brain tumor procedure now offered locally

Published: Friday, March 06, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Updated: Friday, March 06, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

For most patients, hearing a diagnosis of a brain tumor feels insurmountable and frightening. A groundbreaking procedure, which uses the Monteris Medical NeuroBlate System and can be precisely controlled to kill abnormal tissue while doing as little harm as possible to surrounding healthy tissue, is a new option for those brain tumors previously considered inoperable.

Kettering Health Network, the only health network in central and southern Ohio to offer the minimally invasive brain surgery, started using the game-changing procedure in December of 2014. Using the NeuroBlate system does not require a large opening in the skull that exposes the brain, which reduces the risk of traumatic injury and cuts down on recovery time.

"NeoroBlate has the potential to revolutionize brain tumor treatment," said Dr. Porcelli, one of three Kettering Health Network doctors performing the procedure. "It gives us options for patients who have very few or no options left and allows us to give them hope."

Recovery following traditional craniotomy varies based on a patient's medical condition and age. With NeuroBlate, recovery times are often cut in half.

Patient Benefits

NeuroBlate offers hope to brain tumor patients who have either been given limited or no treatment options. This therapy has many benefits including:

  • Less invasive than even the most minimally invasive open cranial surgeries
  • Enhances patient safety
  • Faster recovery times
  • Allows for multiple treatments
  • Provides an option for patients whose tumors are considered too risky to treat, who have tumors that did not respond to alternate prior treatments, or who are considered poor candidates for open surgery
To learn more about this revolutionary procedure and determine if this procedure is an option for you, click here.

’Enhanced risk’ for severe weather issued for tonight

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 5:17 AM

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an “enhanced risk” report that would indicate strong to severe storms are possible late tonight into the overnight.

RELATED: Severe Weather: Slight vs. Enhanced Risk

  • The real threat for strong to severe storms arrives tonight, mainly after midnight
  • Damaging winds, heavy rain and hail are main threats
  • Scattered showers and storms possible throughout Tuesday during the day

TODAY/TONIGHT: As of 11:30 a.m. the western part of the Miami Valley, including the city of Dayton has been placed under an enhanced risk for severe storms later tonight into tomorrow morning.   


Scattered showers and storms are possible at any point during the day today. The real threat for strong to severe storms arrives tonight, mainly after midnight with damaging winds, heavy rain and hail. The threat for a spin-up tornado is not out of the question and will be monitored throughout the night.

WEDNESDAY: Some storms may become strong with wind, hail and minor flooding the main threat. Highs will be in the low 60s early with temperatures dropping late afternoon and evening behind our front. Some passing rain or snow showers possible at night. Gusty winds over 30 mph possible during the day and night.

THURSDAY: Cooler day in the low 40s. Some passing rain or snow showers late afternoon. Passing snow showers at night.

FRIDAY: Temperatures start in the 20s. Coldest bus stop forecast of the week. Flurries will likely linger especially in the eastern Miami Valley for the first half of the day. Highs in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, and warmer than normal with highs around 50.

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5 different types of cancer treatments

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 8:10 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 8:10 AM

5 different types of cancer treatments

As people try to wrap their brains around the reality of a life-altering cancer diagnosis,they also must begin considering plans for treatment. It’s often a lot of information to absorb and understand and completely normal to feel overwhelmed and confused.  

“The type of treatment a patient will receive depends on the type of cancer they have and the stage of the cancer,” explained Mridula Reddy, MD, hematologist/oncologist with Dayton Physicians Network. Here is a guide to some of the most common cancer treatments currently available and their potential side effects, as well as exciting new therapies on the horizon.

New Oakwood stadium opens for team practices; dedication on schedule

Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 9:42 PM
Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 11:31 PM

New Oakwood stadium opens for team practices; dedication on schedule

Oakwood's nearly completed Lane Stadium is now open for team practices as construction continues on the new $4 million stadium complex

The stadium hosted Oakwood High School's girls and boys lacrosse team practices Monday in the complex's first official use, Oakwood school district spokeswoman Traci Hale said. 

She said a March 11 dedication is on schedule as construction crews work to install a regulation eight-lane track and press box. 

The track at the stadium located in the Old River Sports Complex is scheduled to be installed during the first week of April during Oakwood school's spring break. 

Hale said a press box is due for completion at the end of March. 

The mostly privately funded complex will seat about 700 when completed and will serve as home to Oakwood school's field hockey, lacrosse, soccer and track and field teams.

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m.: The lights will remain on through the end of the day Tuesday, Hale said. That’s because when they are turned on for the first time, they have to remain on for 48 hours.

Humane Society of Greater Dayton offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries today

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Humane Society of Greater Dayton offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries today


DAYTON — The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will lift financial restrictions for the spay/neuter voucher program today making the discount program accessible to everyone today.  

In honor of World Spay Day, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is working with local veterinary offices to help spay/neuter more pets. 

"Spaying and neutering your pet is such a crucial part in fighting overpopulation within our community, but it can be an expensive procedure for animal owners," said Brian Weltge, president and CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

Individuals must be part of the voucher program to be eligible for these discounted rates. You can pre-pay for your voucher by visiting the Humane Society of Greater Dayton between 1 and 6 p.m. today

Once you purchase your voucher, set up your appointment with one of five local vet clinics including: Animal Medical Center of Miamisburg, North Main-Clayton Animal Hospital, Shiloh Animal Hospital and Pets in Stitches. 

"We are so thankful to be working with some amazingly generous veterinary offices who are devoted in serving our community and impacting the lives of pets,” Weltge said. “These vets are showing the true meaning of philanthropy and are leading by example by providing a day for anyone to take advantage of these extremely discounted rates." 

Visit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton webpage for additional information www.hsdayton.org.