For primary or metastatic brain tumors, our expert team of physicians will answer any question you might have and will recommend treatment options based on your unique needs. Your treatment plan may include a combination of technologically advanced treatments for brain cancer in radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgical intervention.
The INTEGRIS Cancer Institute Multidisciplinary Neurological Cancer Clinic is a comprehensive, streamlined approach to treatment planning where treatment choices are decided by a team of specialists including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, and radiologists rather than one doctor. It decreases the crucial time link from diagnosis to treatment.
Surgical Options to treat Brain Tumors:
Surgical treatment involves craniotomies of various types depending on the location of the cancer. Surgical treatment by INTEGRIS neurosurgeons includes minimally invasive choices like keyhole surgery and endoscopic approaches which are through a tube. New microscope technology at INTEGRIS also allows some brain tumors to become fluorescent under the microscope so that more complete resections can be performed in some cases. Care is taken to preserve hair and keep the incisions hidden whenever possible. Many patients can leave the hospital the day after surgery. Our INTEGRIS neurosurgeons have greater than 45 years of experience in total and keep abreast of all the latest options for surgical removal of brain tumors.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy:
Some brain tumors are best treated by radiation oncology and neurosurgery physicians together. These physicians collaborate to create a computer generated treatment program that provides non-invasive treatment with focused beam radiation to treat single and multiple brain lesions without an open surgical procedure.