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Brain & Spine Tumor Program

Comprehensive Brain & Spine Tumor Care

Making a world-class medical recommendation for a patient with a complex brain or spinal tumor requires the expertise of healthcare professionals from many medical specialties. At The NeuroMedical Center, our team of neurological experts are leading the way in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with brain and spinal tumors. By putting our multi-disciplinary teams and the area’s most advanced technologies to work, The NeuroMedical Center offers the best possible treatment and outcomes.  Working with our Neuro-Oncologist, Dr. Jon D. Olson, our multi-disciplinary teams work to develop a diagnostic and treatment plan optimized for each patient under our care.

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Treatment for All Brain & Spine Tumor Types

There are many types of brain and spinal tumors, each necessitating a unique approach to treatment that may require medical, surgical, or radiation-based intervention.   Our Brain & Spine Tumor program specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adult patients for all types of brain & spine tumors including:

  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Gliblastomas (GBM)
  • Astrocytomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Acoustic Neuromas

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  • Gliomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Gangliogliomas
  • Schwannomas

Louisiana's Top Multi-Disciplinary Brain & Spine Tumor Clinic

The NeuroMedical Center is proud to have the leading and most technologically advanced Brain & Spine Tumor programs in Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast region.  Our neuro-oncologist, neurosurgeons, and neurologists proudly partner with Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to provide one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment programs for brain tumors. Patients from around the region choose us for their care because of our unparalleled team approach, offering those diagnosed with brain tumors far more than a second opinion. Our Brain Tumor program offers multidisciplinary evaluation by brain tumor specialists in:

  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Neuroradiology

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  • Radiation oncology
  • Neuropathology
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Neuropsychology

This team of neurological experts meet regularly to discuss complex brain and spinal tumor cases in depth, and to formulate the very best individualized treatment plan for our patients. 

Advanced Tumor Treatments and Technologies

Brain and spine tumors come in a great variety of types, each requiring a different approach to treatment that may require medical, surgical or radiation-based intervention. The NeuroMedical Center, in partnership with Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, proudly offers the full range of services to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate brain tumors.  In addition to the best in brain & spine tumor imaging and the most-minimally invasive surgical options, patients in our Brain & Spine Tumor program have access to the safest, easiest, and most painless stereotactic radiosurgery options.  Through this unique partnership, patients of The NeuroMedical Center have access to advanced Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiotherapy. Providing surgeons with a non-invasive method of treating inoperable brain tumors, the goal of Gamma Knife® treatment is to reduce risk to the patient while maximizing the therapy’s effectiveness.

A Team Approach to Tumor Care

At The NeuroMedical Center, we recognize that the care of patients with brain and spinal tumors can be complex. To determine the best approach for each patient, our brain tumor specialists hold a weekly Brain Tumor Conference to discuss the medical management of complicated cases.  This specially-designed meeting allows physicians from The NeuroMedical Center and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to review our patients’ treatment histories, imaging studies, pathology reports, and more in order to design a comprehensive set of treatment recommendations that are discussed in detail with our patients and families.  This rigorous team approach is what truly sets us apart; The NeuroMedical Center is one of a few neuroscience centers capable of offering this level of brain tumor expertise and collaboration. 

Expert Brain Tumor Treatment in Louisiana

At The NeuroMedical Center, we understand that the thought of undergoing treatment or surgery can be daunting for patients with brain tumors.  However, knowing your treatment will be executed by an exceptional team with highly specialized training can be reassuring to patients and their families.  From initial evaluation, to diagnosis and treatment, to post-treatment follow-up, trust The NeuroMedical Center to provide you with the best brain tumor care available in Louisiana.