Balancing brain tumor removal with brain preservation
Research has shown that the more brain tumor tissue that’s removed, the better your outcome. However, tumors can grow in parts of your brain that are important for body movement, speech, strength and vision.
Our use of innovative technologies makes brain surgery safer. Our surgeons can view a brain tumor’s position more easily now than ever. They can safely navigate the deep and critical command centers of the brain as never before thought possible. Our technologies include:
- BrightMatter system, featuring robotic-assistance for surgeons to visually magnify the tumor during brain surgery and track the position of surgical tools
- Intraoperative MRI (iMRI) for high-resoluton scans during brain surgery
- Gleolan (5-ALA) dye to highlight glioma tumor cells for removal
- Laser Ablation for destruction of targeted tissue through a minimally invasive technique instead of a craniotomy
New hope for inoperable brain tumors
You may have been told elsewhere that your brain tumor is inoperable and that you’re not a good candidate for brain tumor surgery. Often, the reason given is the difficult location of the tumor.
At Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, our technologies may give you new hope. Make an appointment for an evaluation with one of our brain tumor surgeons to discuss your possible options.