What Kind of Brain Tumors Do We Take Care Of?
We treat all types of brain tumors. We treat tumors that are benign (harmless), and those that are more malignant (life-threatening). We care for patients with brain tumors in any part of their brain or skull.
What Is The Neurosurgeon’s Role In Treating Brain Tumors?
The neurosurgeon is part of a bigger team that treats brain tumors. This team includes oncologists, primary care physicians, radiation oncologists, radiologists and other health care professionals. The role of a neurosurgeon is to evaluate patients with brain tumors and decide who needs to have an operation. It is also a neurosurgeon’s role to decide who can be treated with other treatments, such as conservative therapy, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Are All Brain Tumors The Same?
The answer is no. There are many different types of tumors and the treatment depends on the indivdual tumor. Not all tumors need to be operated on. Your neurosurgeon has experience in this area and can help you decide whether or not you need an operation.
Metastatic Brain Tumors
These tumors, also called secondary brain tumors, originate outside of the brain in another part of the body and then spread to the brain. These tumors are more common in adults than in children.