Brain Tumor Treatment Program

Brain Tumor Treatment Program

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Brain Tumor Specialists
Expanded access to the brightest brain tumor experts across multiple specialties throughout Southern California.
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Access to the most advanced technology and treatment options, including research, precision medicine, genetic counseling and clinical trials.

Providence provides comprehensive treatment for brain tumors. Treatment includes both surgical and non-surgical offerings. Providence physicians and neurosurgeons are recognized experts in brain tumor treatment and combine advanced techniques with state-of-the-art technology.

Given the complex nature of brain disorders and conditions, our team of experts specialize in neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, and other surgical subspecialties. Our collaborative team approach ensures that our patients receive comprehensive, personalized treatment plans based on the latest advances in neuroscience. Through coordinated patient care, we strive for both great surgical outcomes and great patient experiences. Learn more about our specialists, conditions we treat, and the clinical trials we offer.

At Providence, we create individualized treatment plans to make sure patients, families, and caregivers understand their options. Our Center offers coordinated, compassionate care in treating the following conditions:

  • Benign Brain Tumors
    • Meningioma
    • Schwannoma
      • Acoustic neuroma
      • Trigeminal schwannoma 
    • Hemangioblastoma
    • Ependymoma
    • Epidermoid
    • Dermoid
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Chordoma
    • Colloid cyst
    • Low grade astrocytoma (pilocytic astrocytoma)
    • Pineocytoma
    • Choroid plexus papilloma
  • Malignant Brain Tumors
    • Anaplastic astrocytoma
    • Glioblastoma multiforme
    • Oligodendroglioma
    • Medulloblastoma
    • Metastatic brain tumor
    • Central nervous system lymphoma
    • Pineoblastoma
    • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Pituitary Tumors
    • Adenoma
      • Prolactinoma
      • Acromegaly
      • Cushing’s disease
      • Nonfunctioning
    • Rathke’s cleft cyst
     

Providence physicians and neurosurgeons in Los Angeles and Orange County treat brain tumors using a range of surgical and non-surgical techniques customized to each patient’s diagnosis, medical history and personal preferences. Treatments include neurosurgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.  The following is a list of just some treatment options:

  • Brain tumor removal: Surgery is one of the main treatments for brain tumors. Brain tumor surgery can provide for the complete removal of some brain tumors or the partial removal of tumors near sensitive areas of the brain to relieve symptoms or facilitate other treatments. Providence neurosurgeons use highly specialized procedures, including some of the most advanced technology in minimally invasive brain surgery to reduce complications and improve outcomes and quality of life.
  • Endoscopic neurosurgery: In the majority of cases, keyhole and minimally invasive endoscopic neurosurgerical approaches may be used. These are  less invasive, more effective, and safer than the traditional open craniotomy approach. In these specialized procedures, microinstrumentation is used along with an endoscope to remove brain, skull base or pituitary tumors through incisions made in the nostrils, or other hidden smaller openings such as through the eyebrow, or behind the ear.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery: This targeted treatment delivers a high dose of radiation to a precise location to kill tumor cells while protecting surrounding healthy tissue and organs from radiation damage.
  • Neuro-oncology treatment: Our neuro-oncology physicians provide sub-specialized care for patients who are diagnosed with malignant brain tumors and oversee the course of state-of-the-art treatments for cancers of the brain and nervous system.
  • Hydrocephalus surgery: Hydrocephalus surgery removes the build-up of fluid inside the skull. 
Brain Tumor Recovery

Following your treatment, Providence helps you return to your usual activities with services to help you recover, including pain management and physical rehabilitation.

Not all brain tumors are cured by surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.  In these cases our centers offer some of the most promising investigational treatments in clinical trials. 

Clinical trials help determine the future of medicine, and Providence is dedicated to bringing that future into reality. We combine the talents and skills of world-class physicians and a highly-trained research staff to make our hospitals top research centers across the western United States.

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Our physicians and multidisciplinary teams continually seek innovative approaches and technological advances for brain tumor care. Your care team includes:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists)
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech-language therapists

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Additional neurosurgical services include:

  • Neurointerventional procedures: Minimally invasive neurointerventional surgery uses imaging combined with microcatheters to diagnose and treat vascular disorders in the brain.
  • Spine surgery: Our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform a full range of spine surgery treatments for neck and back pain as well as spinal oncology. We have the latest advances in minimally invasive robotic spine surgery to allow for faster recovery.
  • Deep brain stimulation: Our joint neurosurgery and neurology teams work together to treat Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, and Tourette’s syndrome with functional neurosurgery/deep brain stimulators.
  • Cerebrovascular neurosurgery: Treats disorders of the veins and arteries within the brain and neck.
  • Management of facial pain: Trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, and hemifacial spasm.
  • Hydrocephalus management: Adult hydrocephalus and pediatric hydrocephalus where applicable.

We welcome your questions! Call 844-933-0296 for more information or complete the online form.

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