Healthcare Services and Programs
At OhioHealth, we provide comprehensive oncology care in the
diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic brain and spine
Why Choose OhioHealth for Neuro-Oncology
Our depth of expertise in the neuro-oncology sub-specialty
combined with our exceptionally high volumes brings an invaluable
wealth of experience and knowledge to each patient we treat.
Our team of physicians is specially trained in the best cancer
programs in the country to recognize, differentiate and manage the
many complexities inherent in treating primary and metastatic brain
and spine tumors. This includes managing neurologic complications
that can arise from these conditions.
Surgical expertise: OhioHealth is
a central Ohio neuro-oncology leader in the surgical treatment of
patients with benign or malignant brain and spine tumors. Our
priority is to preserve neural function and improve quality of life
to every extent possible. When a tumor is malignant, our
neurologists and neurosurgeons collaborate with OhioHealth
radiation oncologists and medical oncologists to determine the best
and most appropriate care for each patient.
Our Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment
We work with the most advanced technology available, but it is
our many neurology, neurosurgery and oncology specialists, bringing
together their collaborative expertise for each patient, that sets
OhioHealth apart in providing exceptional neuro-oncology care.
This collaborative approach often begins with our
Multidisciplinary Tumor Board. Here physicians from five
specialties - neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology,
neuropathology and neuroradiology - meet to discuss individual
brain and spine tumor cases and collectively determine the best
course of diagnosis and treatment.
Overall, we have many nationally recognized specialists whose
expertise contributes to the collaborative care of our
neuro-oncology patients including:
- Vascular specialists
- Peripheral nerve specialists
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
Our Advanced Technology
At OhioHealth, we have all the technology to allow for the most
state-of-the-art surgical techniques:
- Intra-operative MRI suite for brain tumors arriving 2015 with
OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute
- Primary brain tumors
- Metastases to the brain
- Pituitary tumors
- Skull base tumors
- Intra-operative CAT scans
- MRI Surgical Navigation systems
- Functional MRI (fMRI)
- TomoTherapy® System and Trilogy Stereotactic System
Neuro-Oncology Treatment Information for Physicians
Physicians may want to consider referring patients to OhioHealth
Neuro-Oncology for the following reasons.
Referral to our brain tumor specialists:
- Patient is presenting with neurologic symptoms and a brain
tumor is found on the MRI.
- Patient with cancer not of the brain or spine develops
neurologic symptoms and metastatic brain disease is found on the
Referral to our spine tumor specialists:
- Patient is diagnosed with a primary or metastatic spine tumor,
whether it's involving the nervous system or the bones.
- Patient is diagnosed with cancer progression in the spine that
may create neurologic deterioration and associated medical