Healthcare Services and Programs

At OhioHealth, we provide comprehensive oncology care in the diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic brain and spine tumors.

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:

  • Neuro-oncologist
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Vascular specialists
  • Peripheral nerve specialists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Neuroradiologists    
  • Neuropathologists   
  • Neuropsychologists

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
    • Meningiomas
    • 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 MRI.

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 problems.