We know how challenging it is when your physical abilities, mental health, and daily life are disrupted by a brain tumor. We’re here to help you get the personalized care and support you need, whether your tumor is cancerous or not.

Our experienced surgeons use innovative techniques to provide you the safest possible treatment with the best possible results. We support your wellness before, during, and after your surgery with a full range of services and support resources.

Why Choose Us for Brain Tumor Care

  • National leaders in brain tumor care: In our care, you have the benefit of advanced surgical treatments that aren’t readily available elsewhere. Our teams are national leaders in minimally invasive approaches, keyhole surgery, and precision medicine.
  • All the experts you need: Our surgeons and other specialists combine their expertise to create your personalized care plan and guide you through it. After treatment, experts in rehabilitation help you recover abilities impaired by your brain tumor.
  • Advanced surgical procedures: Your surgery includes technologies and techniques that increase your safety and improve your results. This includes image-guided surgery, which allows surgeons to remove deep brain tumors once thought to be inoperable.
  • Innovative research and clinical trials: Our clinical trials in surgery, genomics, and immunotherapy may offer hope if other treatments aren’t the right choice for you. Our scientists work side-by-side with physicians to make the treatments of tomorrow a reality today, including incisionless neurosurgery using MRI-guided focused ultrasound.

Conditions We Treat

  • Astrocytoma, a common brain tumor in adults.
  • Colloid cyst, a benign (not cancerous) sac of fluid in the brain.
  • Glioma and glioblastoma, or brain cancer in the glial tissue of the brain. A glioblastoma is the most severe form of a glioma.
  • Intraventricular tumors, benign tumors in the brain’s ventricles (which keep the brain safely afloat in fluid)
  • Meningioma, the most common tumor that forms in the head. Most meningiomas are benign.
  • Metastatic brain tumors, cancers that have spread to the brain from other parts of the body.
  • Oligodendroglioma, cancer that forms in specialized brain cells, leading to seizures, headaches, weakness, and disability. 
  • Pineal region tumor, cancer that begins in the pineal gland in the middle of the brain.
  • Pituitary adenoma disorder, disorder in which benign tumors in the pituitary gland release excessive hormones.
  • Schwannoma, a tumor that grows in nerve sheaths anywhere on the body, including the head and neck.
  • Spinal cord tumor, abnormal tissue growth in or near the spinal cord that can be benign or malignant (cancerous).

Services We Offer

Led by internationally recognized neurosurgeons, our team offers comprehensive services for brain tumor surgery. We work alongside experts in non-surgical treatments to make sure you receive the right care at the right time. This includes our radiation oncologists and neuro-oncologists, leaders in developing targeted treatments through research on brain tumor DNA.

  • Personalized brain tumor treatment plan: An important part of getting the best possible results is a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Our team of experts considers both the type and order of brain tumor treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and/or radiotherapy. We create a plan based on the tumor’s size, location, and genetic characteristics.
  • Image-guided surgery: Our surgeons use 3D image-guided technology to map your procedure before entering the operating room and increase precision during surgery.
  • Minimally-invasive techniques: Our surgeons are experienced with surgical techniques that use fewer, smaller incisions. These techniques can reduce damage to your body and help you recover faster.
  • Advanced neurologic monitoring: During your surgery, we use devices to monitor and safeguard your brain and nerve function.

What to Expect

We understand the toll a brain tumor can have on your physical, mental, and emotional health. From your first appointment through your recovery, we focus on providing you with compassionate service that supports your wellness. You will be greeted by our friendly staff, who are fully committed to caring for you as a person. During your visits, our doctors take time to get to know you and your unique needs.

Assessment and Diagnosis

An accurate diagnosis helps determine your options for brain tumor surgery. You’ll begin by meeting with a surgeon, who will ask you questions about your medical history and evaluate your symptoms. If you need further testing, we’ll help you schedule appointments. Depending on your specific condition, we may recommend:

  • Imaging: You may need one or more imaging studies (such as an MRI) to pinpoint the location of abnormal brain areas. Imaging is an important part of getting an accurate diagnosis and guiding your surgery.
  • Genetic testing: We may recommend testing the tumor to look for genetic markers that can be targeted by specific chemotherapies or immunotherapies. These targeted therapies can help increase the effect of treatment and decrease side effects.

Treatment

Brain tumor surgery is an effective treatment for many benign and malignant tumors. If you need surgery, our team offers all the support you need before, during, and after your procedure. We’ll help you understand your treatment plan and choose the best options available to you.

Our goals with surgery are to improve your physical and mental function, prevent further damage, and help you live a healthier life. To help achieve these goals, our surgeons stay on the leading edge of research, pioneer treatments, and offer advanced surgical techniques, including: 

  • Keyhole surgeries, where minimally invasive techniques are used to remove brain tumors through a small hole in the skull.
  • Eyebrow craniotomy, used to enter certain areas of the brain through the eyebrow area for minimal disruption of skull and brain tumor tissue.
  • Endoscopic endonasal surgery, using the nasal cavity as a natural passageway to access tumors near the pituitary gland and at the base of the skull.

Follow-Up

Just like with every surgery, your body will need time to recover from brain tumor surgery. However, because brain tumors can affect functions like movement, speech, and vision, you may also need certain types of rehabilitation. From physical therapy to speech therapy, we’ll guide your recovery so you can focus on living your life. 

How to Get Help

We’re here to help you get the care you need. To learn how you can get a referral to our neurosurgeons, please call 909-558-0880.

Our Commitment to Your Care

When you're in our care, your physical, mental, and spiritual health are top priorities. Learn more about our approach to your care from our neurosurgery team leader, Dr. Warren Boling.
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