The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge is proud to have one of the leading and most technologically advanced Neuro-Oncology Programs in Louisiana and the South United States lead by the area’s only board certified neurologist/neuro-oncologist, Dr. Jon D. Olson.
Neuro-oncology is the study of brain and spinal cord neoplasms, or tumors that start in the nervous system or spread from cancer in other parts of the body as well as other neurologic complications of cancer and related treatments. Unfortunately, many of these tumors are dangerous and life-threatening, such as glioblastoma (GBM). Symptoms and warning signs may include seizures, weakness on one side of the body, headaches, confusion or vision changes. As with any disease or injury, early detection is paramount to the level of success from treatment.
Home to the South’s largest team of neurological experts, The NeuroMedical Center offers the full range of services to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate brain and spinal tumors. Bi-monthly neuro-conferences bring together a team of neurological experts including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists to extensively review individual cases and offer patients far more than a second opinion.
If you or someone you know are experiencing of these symptoms or have already been diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumor, then the Neuro-Oncology Program at The NeuroMedical Center in Louisiana may be right for you.
Neuro-Oncology Treatment Options
The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana continues to offer the very latest in brain tumor treatment and therapy. In partnership with Mary Bird Perkins- Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, Gulf South residents now have access to a variety of standard and advanced radiation options as well as the new Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™ stereotactic radiosurgery system. This noninvasive and revolutionary technology is the most advanced treatment for primary brain tumors, brain metastases and other central nervous system conditions. Offering unparalleled precision, this technology allows neurosurgeons at The NeuroMedical Center to more effectively target tumors and protect critical structures within the brain. The treatment is noninvasive with no incision, which means no pain, recovery time or overnight hospital stays.
The NeuroMedical Center's, Dr. Jon D. Olson, is also one of a select few physicians in Louisiana certified to prescribe the Optune® system by Novocure™, a non-invasive, wearable and portable device that has been shown in clinical trials to safely deliver continuous therapy to the area of the brain where a GBM tumor is located.
Surgery is also an option and in certain cases may be curative. However, malignant brain cancers often regenerate and recur requiring expert monitoring including advanced imaging. Our goal is to remove as much of the tumor mass as possible without endangering vital functions or other important cognitive abilities. Trust our skilled neuro-oncology team to select the most appropriate treatment for you based on your individual condition.
Optimal Treatment with Dr. Olson & The NeuroMedical Center
At The NeuroMedical Center, we are always striving to stay ahead of the curve to provide our patients the best possible and most advanced services and programs for neurological disorders, diseases, and more in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Olson or any of our neurological experts, or would like to hear more information on our Neuro-Oncology Program in Louisiana, call us today at (225) 768-2050.