Safer Brain Tumor Surgery
As part of your personalized treatment plan, your care team may recommend surgery to remove the tumor in your brain. Any surgery can be a frightening experience, and you may have concerns that brain tumor surgery could affect your personality or ability to function.
At the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, we are passionate about making brain tumor surgery as safe as possible. We help ensure the best possible outcome and highest quality of life. Learn more about our tailored approach to brain tumor treatment.
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:
- Robotic-assistance, 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
Awake Craniotomy: a patient-centered approach to brain tumor resection
Our team uses advanced technologies to remove as much of the brain tumor as possible, while preserving speech, language and movement. By waking the patient up during surgery, our team can receive in-the-moment feedback from the patient and safely preserve those abilities to achieve the best outcome.
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.