Brain and Spine Tumor Surgery

Advanced Technology, Personalized Care

Surgery is a common treatment for many types of brain tumors. Surgery is often the first treatment for most types of brain tumors. For some slow-growing tumors, it may be the only treatment needed. But for other brain tumors, surgery might be followed by other treatments like radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

There are several types of surgery for a brain tumor. The type of surgery done will depend on:
  • What type of tumor it appears to be, based on imaging tests like MRI
  • The size and location of the tumor
  • Whether the tumor is causing pressure on vital areas of the brain
  • Whether the neurosurgeon thinks the tumor can be removed fully   

In most cases, the neurosurgeon will need to remove a small piece of the skull to get to the brain tumor. This surgery is called a craniotomy. The piece of skull is replaced at the end of the surgery. You may be asleep through most of the surgery. You may need to be awake for part of the surgery if the surgeon needs to check the function of a part of the brain.

Our Advanced Surgical Options 

  • Awake craniotomy with brain mapping for eloquent area tumors
  • Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring
  • Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)
  • Laser thermocoagulation
  • Microsurgical techniques
  • MRI-guided laser technology (Visualase)
  • Neuroendoscopy for skull base tumors
  • Spinal reconstruction for destructive tumors
  • Surgical imaging system (O-Arm®)
  • Surgical navigation system (StealthStation®)

Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) therapy

Tumor-treatment fields therapy is a noninvasive technology that is intended to treat glioblastoma using electrical fields.