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Brain Tumor Surgery

The surgeons in the Department of Neurosurgery perform surgery on a wide variety of intracranial tumors. Tumors of the brain tissue and its surrounding tissue are called primary brain tumors. Tumors that spread from cancer in other sites of the body and that occur in the brain are called metastatic tumors. Brain tumors can present themselves in a wide variety of ways. Progressive headaches, nausea and vomiting, seizures, confusion, weakness, or other neurological problems are typical symptoms associated with tumors of the brain. Evaluation of these tumors typically requires either CT or MRI scanning, and further diagnostic testing may occasionally be required as well.

Our neurosurgeons provide surgical resection for virtually all types of intracranial tumors. Operating surgical microscopes are used, which allow for the best possible identification of the tumor and its safe removal. Pathologists assist by identifying the type of tumor. Depending on the tumor type, some patients may require additional treatment modalities following surgery such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY AT (850) 877-5115.


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