Coordinated Brain Tumor Care
Our neurosurgeons work closely with each patient's referring physician and consult with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to evaluate each case and determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Patients receive care based upon input from professionals in the fields of:
Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine
Medical Social Work
Hospital-based clinical brain tumor teams, which include nurse clinicians at area hospitals, coordinate in-house treatment of brain tumor patients and assist with necessary patient follow-up care. In addition to their unique clinical expertise, the members of these teams are acutely sensitive to needs of brain tumor patients and their families.
New medical technology is the key to the future of brain tumor care in this region. Frame-based and frameless stereotactic devices, radiosurgery, and functional MRI equipment insure the safest, least invasive, and most thorough tumor resections possible.
This innovative technology allows our stereotactic team to treat localized lesions previously considered inoperable. Primarily, malignant tumors and benign lesions can be successfully treated with stereotactic radiosurgery, which is generally an outpatient procedure. Through the use of CT scans, angiography, MRI, specialized radiation delivery systems, and three-dimensional computer modeling, areas of abnormal tissue can be precisely mapped and treated by finely defined radiation beams. This treatment allows patients to potentially avoid further invasive procedures.
State-Of-The-Art Radiosurgery Device
The Brain Lab Novalis Radiosurgery System is a state-of-the-art radiosurgery device that allows us to grow our radiosurgery program while expanding treatment options for patients with CNS malignancies.
Utilizing the latest technology, surgical instruments are continuously visualized relative to pre-operative diagnostic images, giving surgeons the ability to see beyond the surface of the surgical field using computer renderings and plan the incision with greater accuracy.
Phase I, II and III Clinical Trials
Our practice is actively engaged in the international effort to advance brain tumor therapies, by participating in Phase I, II and III clinical trials. Additionally, the practice is heavily involved in outcomes research. For a list of current clinical trials our practice in currently involved with, please click here.
For more information, or to refer a patient, click here or call Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates at 800-344-6716 (Charlotte area) or 336-272-4578 (Greensboro area).