Brain Tumor Treatment
Neurosurgeons at Memorial Hermann routinely use innovative techniques in the care of patients. These include:
Our affiliated neurosurgeons also perform minimally invasive procedures including transsphenoidal surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, including Gamma Knife® Perfexion.
The brain tumor team commonly uses frameless stereotactic navigation to facilitate approaches to tumors, increasing accuracy and minimizing the impact on surrounding brain tissue.
To further enhance functional outcomes following tumor resection, the team is exploring the use of diffusion tensor imaging, a new modality for mapping major brain connection pathways in conjunction with functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Treatment for brain tumor depends on the type of tumor. Most adult brain tumors are diagnosed and removed in surgery.