Led by highly skilled neurosurgeons, the team at the Brain Tumor Center at Methodist has performed more neurosurgeries than any other in Tennessee. More people are referred to us and trust us when they need critical care in this region.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Primary lymphoma of the brain
- Pineal gland tumors
- Metastatic tumors
Our team consists of neurosurgeons, neurologists, medical and radiation oncologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neuro pathologists and specially-trained neuro nurses.
Our partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center enhances both our clinical services and research. It provides one of the finest medical education programs available anywhere to neurosurgery residents.
Brain Tumor Treatment
Treatment can involve surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Early treatment often improves the chance of a good outcome. Treatment, however, depends on the size and type of tumor and the patient’s overall health.
Surgery is necessary for most primary brain tumors. Some tumors may be completely removed. Tumors deep inside the brain or that enter brain tissue may be debulked—a procedure to reduce the tumor's size. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are also used for certain tumors.
From pre- to post-surgery, all aspects of your treatment plan will be tailored specifically to you, including:
- Pain Management
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Counseling and support groups
For more information about brain tumors, please visit:
- National Brain Tumor Society
- National Cancer Institute
- American Brain Tumor Association
- National Institutes of Health