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The Neurosurgery Services Program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) provides innovative treatment options for neurological cancers, including primary and metastatic brain and spinal cancers, tumors near the spinal column or peripheral nerves, and neurologic problems resulting from other cancers or treatments.
Why We're Different
If you have a neurological cancer, it’s important to be seen by an integrated team of physicians with expertise in performing cancer-related surgical procedures on the nervous system and its supporting structures. Our expert multidisciplinary neurosurgical team includes: a neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, pathologist, psychologist, rehabilitation therapist, and other cancer experts across a variety of disciplines.
Your care team will use advanced imaging technology to evaluate the tumor(s). We may also obtain tissue in the form of a biopsy or, sometimes, full surgical resection of the tumor. Once we determine the location, type and grade of the tumor, we'll work with you to understand your individual needs and provide advanced, fully integrated treatments.
How We Support You
Neurological cancers in the brain and spine, or neurological problems caused by other cancers, can present unique challenges compared to other types of cancer, including mobility and communication difficulties.
Our cancer experts provide a combination of therapies to address all the possible conditions and challenges that are unique to your situation. In addition to delivering the latest technology for neurologic cancer, your care team will also provide the other essential components of care, including nutritional, physical and emotional support.
- Brain Surgery (also see Neurosurgery)
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Endonasal Endoscopy
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
- Intraoperative Ultrasound
- Local Chemotherapy (Gliadel® wafers / BCNU)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine Bone Scans
- Placement of an Ommaya Reservoir
- Shunt Placement
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) / Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)