At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, neurosurgery is available to patients with tumors related to the brain and spinal cord as well as neurological problems resulting from other cancers or treatments. Our neurosurgeons in Oklahoma are highly educated and trained doctors who work with your medical oncologist and the rest of your multidisciplinary cancer care team to diagnose and treat cancer, disorders and injuries related to the nervous system.
As Medical Director of Neurosurgery Services at our Tulsa hospital, Dr. Clinton Baird, MD, leads a team at neurosurgeons who work together to understand your individual needs and provide advanced, integrative treatments. Dr. Baird and his team serve patients with neurological cancers, including those with primary brain tumors (such as glioblastoma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioima, oligoastrocytoma, ependymoma or medulloblastoma), primary spinal column tumors, metastatic tumors in the brain, as well as tumors near the spinal column or peripheral nerves.
Dr. Baird performs surgical procedures using traditional approaches and endoscopic techniques for minimally invasive brain surgery. Dr. Baird also treats patients with trigeminal neuralgia and cerebrovascular disorders, as well as those needing minimally invasive or complex spinal surgery. To help enhance the safety of brain tumor treatment, Dr. Baird uses sophisticated tools for intraoperative electrophysiology "brain mapping" and intraoperative neuro-navigation.
Questions often arise about possible side effects related to neurosurgery and the options available for managing them. The neurosurgeons at our hospital in Tulsa may address these challenges early in the treatment journey. Our neurosurgeons work closely with supportive care clinicians to help manage quality of life and reduce surgery-related side effects.