Healthcare Services and Programs
We hope our patients take comfort in knowing OhioHealth
neurologists and neuro-surgeons are leaders in central Ohio. They
are recognized nationally when it comes to experience with
diagnosing and treating brain and spine tumors.
When patients enter OhioHealth neuro-oncology, we take the time
to fully explain the scope and pathology of their disease, as well
as provide a roadmap for the multidisciplinary care they'll receive
from our specialists.
From the beginning, patients are introduced to our dedicated
patient navigator who provides personalized assistance to help them
and their families navigate appointments, as well as cope with the
many tasks, decisions and emotions that come with diagnosis and
treatment of brain and spine tumors.
We work closely with the family and loved ones of our patients,
recognizing those who see the patient on a daily basis are our best
source of information for small changes that might indicate
Managing neurologic deficits is a critical component of
successful treatment for brain and spine tumors, so patients can
live their lives as fully as possible. It's part of our treatment
and care ‒ addressing the whole patient, and helping our patients
maintain their quality of life.
An OhioHealth First: Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain
OhioHealth was the first in central Ohio to use the TomoTherapy®
System and Trilogy Sterotactic System in the treatment of cancerous
The TomoTherapy® System technology enables physicians to
precisely target brain tumors, while reducing radiation exposure to
surrounding normal tissue.
The Trilogy Stereotactic System combines brain tumor imaging and
treatment technologies, enabling the physician to deliver the
widest range of external beam radiotherapies. External beam
- 3-D conformal radiotherapy
- IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy
OhioHealth is advancing the treatment of brain tumors and
lesions located in or very close to parts of the brain that control
important functions with awake craniotomy. The awake craniotomy procedure, which
requires the presence of a neurologist and uses leading-edge brain
mapping technology called Functional MRI (fMRI) allows
neurosurgeons to more completely resect a tumor by identifying
responses or loss of neurologic function while the patient is
Our Surgical Expertise in Spinal Tumors
OhioHealth neuro-oncology excels in surgical treatment of
cancerous tumors that arise in or invade the spinal column, spinal
cord or peripheral nerves.
Surgery may figure into a treatment plan to remove the tumor,
reduce pain, re-stabilize the spine and/or improve quality of life
by managing or preventing neurologic deficits.
Spinal procedures include but are not limited to:
- Surgical treatment of benign and malignant spine tumors
- Spinal stabilization for metastatic spine tumors to preserve
neural function and improve quality of life
- Minimally invasive procedures, such as retropleural
thoracotomy, kyphoplasty and verteroplasty, to treat pain
associated with pathologically collapsed vertebrae
- Multilevel anterior and/or posterior spinal tumor resection
with spinal reconstruction