The goal of our practice is to determine whether surgery will be necessary to treat the tumor. We work closely with neurologists, oncologists, and radiation oncologists to provide comprehensive care as oftentimes further treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy are necessary as follow-up treatments to surgery.
We also perform radiosurgery by working closely with the radiation oncology team. Radiosurgery can treat tumors deep in the brain that would otherwise be inaccessible. Radiosurgery is focused beam radiation that is used to treat small tumors (often less than 3 cm in diameter).
Done as an outpatient procedure, radiosurgery allows for precise targeting of a tumor. Patients are fitted for a head frame and the radiation is then delivered in a quiet and relaxing setting. Once finished the frame is removed and patients go home.