What Is Neurosurgical Oncology?

Neurosurgical Oncology

What Is Neurosurgical Oncology?

Neurosurgical oncology is the treatment of patients with both benign and malignant tumors of the brain, skull, skull base, spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Some of those conditions include:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pituitary tumors/skull base tumors
  • Spine tumors

Northwestern Medicine neuro-oncology specialists have expertise in the most advanced treatment techniques, such as:

  • Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
  • Intra-operative brain mapping
  • Image-guided resections
  • Microneurosurgical techniques
  • Endoscopic resection of tumors

The Northwestern Medicine Gamma Knife® Program has providers with extensive experience in this technology and was one of the first to offer non-invasive radiosurgery to destroy brain tumors and AVMs.

A multidisciplinary approach

Our comprehensive approach to neuro-oncology incorporates state-of-art technology and the talents of a team of multidisciplinary specialists. Every neuro-oncology case is discussed by a multidisciplinary team* that includes:

  • Neurological surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Neuropathologists
  • Neuroendocrinologists
  • Physiatrists
  • Psychiatrists

Learn more about the care we provide through the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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