The first stop for post-surgery expectations is your surgical team. Your experience will vary greatly based on your health history, your diagnosis, your anesthesia and your surgery. However, if your surgical team hasn’t communicated clearly what to expect after surgery – Read more
Being diagnosed with a brain tumor is often very stressful and overwhelming. A large contributor to the anxiety one feels is the fear associated with the unknown, but the unknown can be mitigated with the help of the right neurologist.
Between 2007-2010 over $1.2 billion dollars were spent in the United States for neuroimaging related to headaches and migraines. While many headaches could have been simply diagnosed in the doctors office without imaging, other headaches required more conclusive research to Read more
Astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Unfortunately, for most people – including doctors – how we think about things affects what we know to be true Read more
A glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly malignant tumor that forms from star-shaped cells called astrocytes that are responsible for forming supportive tissue in the brain. Glioblastomas often develop very quickly because a large network of blood vessels supports their growth. Read more
In 2013 around 70,000 American’s were diagnosed with a new brain tumor, and of them, 25,000 were malignant. There are multiple forms of treatment available, however, immunotherapy is considered one of the best treatment options for fighting brain tumors. Depending Read more
Gamma knife and CyberKnife™ are some of the most sophisticated technologies available to contemporary medicine. It’s interesting that despite their name, there is no actual knife involved. In fact, Gamma Knife and CyberKnife™ are types of radiosurgery, which have earned Read more