Brain Tumor Treatments

Advanced procedures and treatments

The physicians with the Brain Tumor Center are trained to provide the latest, most advanced treatment options available, including:

  • Computer-assisted stereotactic surgery – A sophisticated stealth image-guided system accurately pinpoints the exact location of tumors (or other brain and spine diseases).
  • Evoked potentials – During surgery, this test uses small electrodes to stimulate a nerve so surgeons can measure its electrical response (evoked potential). This helps the surgeon preserve the nerve or prevent nerve damage.
  • Microsurgery – The surgeon views the surgical area through a high-powered microscope, so as much tumor tissue as possible is removed and healthy tissue is left untouched.
  • Ultrasonic aspirators – The vibrations from sound waves are used to break up the tumor. Any fragments are aspirated, or ”swept up,” much like a vacuum.

Advanced Clinical Trials

The Brain Tumor Center may be able to provide advanced, leading-edge treatments and clinical trials without patients and families having to leave the Louisville area. Many innovative National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical trials are available through Norton Cancer Institute. As a top-enrolling site in innovative industry-sponsored studies, Norton Cancer Institute has made remarkable strides and discoveries through participation in such trials. These breakthroughs hold promise for patients by improving the ability of our cancer specialists to target and detect cancers early, while they are the most curable.

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