Nicole Dehn, 30, has had epileptic seizures since she was six months old. Despite various medications and devices, her seizures remained uncontrolled. That is until Mayo Clinic offered hope with a new minimally invasive surgery. Known as laser thermal ablation, the therapy was previously approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of tumors in other parts of the body, and is now being used for epilepsy patients. Early results are promising as Nicole is finally able to drive.

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