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Top brain and spine tumor experts are with you every step of the way

Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago is consistently recognized as a top destination in the nation for the evaluation and treatment of brain, spine and skull base tumors. Our neuro-oncology team is one of the largest in the country and includes world-renowned experts. Our radiation oncologists use the latest radiation technologies, including radiosurgery and proton beam therapy. We perform more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other health system in Illinois.

As one of the nation’s leading centers for brain and spine tumor research, we are dedicated to finding new treatments — and bringing these treatments to patients. Through the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University, you will have access to groundbreaking therapies, including clinical trials and interventions that are not widely available. We specialize in challenging conditions, and our physicians are among the world’s leading experts.

Meet the Team

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After you receive a brain or spine tumor diagnosis, finding the right treatment can seem overwhelming. Getting a second opinion can help you feel confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. People across the country turn to our team of leading experts for second opinions.

A National Destination for Brain and Spine Tumors

After you receive a brain or spine tumor diagnosis, finding the right treatment can seem overwhelming. Getting a second opinion can help you feel confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. People across the country turn to our team of leading experts for second opinions. To make an appointment, call us 24/7 at 833.88.BRAIN (833.882.7246) or fill out a form.

Care for Specific Types of Brain and Spine Tumors

From diagnosis and treatment to support for you and your family, our experts offer comprehensive services for every type of brain and spine tumor, and hereditary conditions that cause brain tumors, including Von Hippel-Lindau disease.

Brain Tumors

You will have access to groundbreaking therapies, including a variety of clinical trials and interventions not widely available.

Spine Tumors

Our neuro-oncology team is one of the largest in the country. Our world-renowned experts perform more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other health system in Illinois.

Skull Base Tumors

The skull base has complex anatomy. It takes a high level of expertise and skill, leading-edge technologies and minimally invasive techniques to safely treat skull base tumors.

Gliomas

Northwestern Medicine has one of few programs in the country dedicated to the treatment of patients with low-grade gliomas.

El Programa de Tumores de Cerebro y Columna

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Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment

At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, you will have access to the latest imaging and diagnostic tools available. You will also have access to the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Our neuro-oncology team is one of the largest in the country and includes world-renowned experts. Our radiation oncologists use the latest radiation technologies, including radiosurgery and proton beam therapy.

The Northwestern Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board or the Brain Metastases Tumor Board will perform comprehensive case evaluations for patients with complex diseases. These boards are made up of some of the world’s leading experts in their fields and include:

Improved Outcomes for Brain and Spine Tumors

Our physicians and research scientists are on the relentless quest for new treatments for glioblastoma and other gliomas, brain metastases, meningioma, and other brain and spine tumors. These efforts have contributed to new treatments and improved outcomes for our patients. Our commitment to clinical research and bringing the most advanced treatments to our patients with brain and spine tumors means better survival rates and a better quality of life.

Expert Pathology Reports

At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, our renowned neuropathology team specializes in tumors of the central nervous system. We provide comprehensive evaluations for brain and spine tumors. We combine clinical, radiologic, pathologic and molecular data to make accurate diagnoses. This translates to better treatments and outcomes. We can even analyze tissue that has been removed at other institutions as part of a second opinion.

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    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Top 10 in Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 9)

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    Nationally recognized in Cancer (No. 6)

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