Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery

At Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, our experts offer comprehensive brain and spine tumor care. Our neurosurgeons use the latest medical and surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures, to treat brain tumors.

Compared to traditional neurosurgery, minimally invasive brain tumor surgery allows your neurosurgeon to remove your tumor with smaller incisions. This can result in:

  • Less exposure of your brain
  • Less disruption of soft tissues and muscles
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery time

Types of Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery

At Malnati Brain Tumor Institute, our neurosurgeons are trained to perform the full range of minimally invasive techniques to treat brain tumors. Your neurosurgeon can talk to you about minimally invasive options for your brain tumor surgery, including: