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Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

Patient-tailored care is the focus of our multidisciplinary team. Our experts in all types of brain and spinal cord tumors, including the most complex skull base tumors, thoroughly discuss every case from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.

Our team includes fellowship trained physicians and surgeons who offer patients the most advanced medical care.

Patients will be assessed by our team of specialists in one visit. After consultation, our expert team will develop an individualized treatment plan.


Brain, Spinal Cord and Skull Base Treatment Options

Patients may be treated using one or more of the following:

  •  Endoscopic transnasal resection of skull base tumors
  •  Real-time fluorescence image-guided tumor resection
  •  Resection of brain tumor near speech cortex and motor areas (using planning with diffusion tensor imaging, functional MRI)
  •  Awake craniotomy/brain mapping for resection of brain tumors
  •  Delivery of local chemotherapy during resection of malignant brain tumors
  •  Resection of complex brain tumors, including acoustic neuromas
  •  High end technology in radiation treatments including stereotactic radiosurgery and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  •  Access to clinical trials


Our Multidisciplinary Team Includes:

  •  Neurosurgeons
  •  Otolaryngologists
  •  Radiation oncologists
  •  Medical oncologists
  •  Neuroradiologists
  •  Pathologists
  •  Endocrinologists
  •  Critical care physicians
  •  Advanced nurse practitioners
  •  Neuropsychologists
  •  Rehabilitation specialists
  •  Social workers
  •  Nutritionist
  •  Palliative medicine specialists

Treated Conditions

Skull base tumors

Meet Our Team

With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.

MEET OUR TEAM