Brain Tumor Center
Led by neurosurgeon and Mischer Neuroscience Institute Director Dong Kim, M.D., the medical team at the Brain Tumor Center provides outstanding care for patients with all types of brain tumors. The multi-disciplinary team, including oncologists and radiation specialists, offers patients a full range of treatment options including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Innovative Surgical Techniques
The surgical team routinely employs innovative techniques, including:
- motor and language mapping
- use of functional imaging techniques for localizing sensitive brain regions
- awake craniotomies under local anesthesia
- placement of intracavitary chemotherapy
- minimally invasive procedures
- stereotactic radiosurgery
The Institute acquired the region's first Leksell Gamma Knife® in 1993. To date, the multidisciplinary team has treated more than 2,300 patients using the stereotactic radiosurgery instrument to resolve brain tumors and other neurological disorders.
Other innovative technologies available at the Brain Tumors Center include diffusion tensor imaging, a new modality for mapping major brain-connection pathways in conjunction with functional MRI and magnetoencephalography (MEG). In addition, when convention therapy fails, we provide access for our patients to enroll in clinical trials of investigational drugs and procedures.
The medical team at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute is skilled in the treatment of a wide range of primary and metastatic tumors, including: