Neurosurgery: It's the Journey, Not the Destination | Philippe Mercier | TEDxGatewayArchSalon

Dr. Philippe Mercier takes us on a journey about how he prepares for each individual brain surgery. He explains how 3D printing, virtual reality and other cutting edge tech allows him to better prepare. When time is of the essence you need to know how to get to where you need to be without surprises. Philippe Mercier, MD, PhD is a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He uses his big, brilliant mind to save the brains of those with epilepsy, cancer, trauma and other neurological issues. Dr. Mercier is at the forefront of medical advancement and is eager to share his approach to deep brain lesion treatment This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at