Neurological Treatment of Brain Tumor
A brain tumor can be one of the most frightening diagnoses for a patient to hear. However, some types of brain tumors are benign and may just require follow-up imaging to determine if the tumor is growing. Carle neurosurgeons have extensive experience treating and caring for patients with all types of brain tumors. They also collaborate with colleagues in otolaryngology, neuroradiology, oncology and radiation oncology to make sure each patient with a brain tumor has the most comprehensive care possible. Neurosurgical nurses and nurse practitioners help patients and their families deal with diagnosis and treatment.
Our neurosurgeons also involve research to improve treatment options. They were among the first to document that certain types of brain tumors, called menigiomas, can grow very slowly or not at all. Also, state-of-the-art intra-operative guidance and microscopic imaging capabilities helps ensure a safe and successful surgery.
Current collaboration with the University of Illinois Beckman Institute resulted in new imaging protocol called MR Elastography to study patients with brain tumors. They along with their university colleagues have been pioneers in developing this technique and Carle is one of the few hospitals in the world where this is available.
Carle Foundation Hospital has state of the art intra-operative guidance and microscopic imaging capabilities to help insure a safe and successful surgery.
Our Neurosurgery department has been named to the list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs in 2015 by Becker’ Hospital Review. No other downstate Illinois neurosurgery department has this distinction.
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