I have recently been told that I am having a recurrance of a low grade astrocytoma of my left temoral lobe. My original surgery was done in June of 2008. This time around, I would prefer to not have a craniotomy. Have any of you had a laser thermal ablation (or known someone who has)? If so, how is the recovery? Also, what are the recurrance averages? If you don't mind, I would like to have information on this from those of you who have gone through this procedure, or from anybody who practices it. Thanks, in advance, to anyone who has anything to say about it.