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At UPMC, our neurosurgeons have the depth and breadth of expertise required to treat most brain tumors — including those once considered inoperable, thanks to our pioneering advances in minimally invasive surgery and radiosurgery.
Our extensive expertise allows us to develop a treatment plan for you, using the technique — or combination of techniques — that offers the best opportunity for recovery.
UPMC is among the most experienced centers in the world in treating brain tumors and lesions using traditional and minimally invasive procedures, such as the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA), Neuroendoport® Surgery, and Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery.
Common brain tumors we treat include:
A brain tumor is any mass or growth of abnormal cells in your brain. Many different types of tumors exist — some may be benign, while others are cancerous. Symptoms and treatment options vary based on the type of brain tumor, its severity and growth rate, as well as its location in your brain.
The signs of brain tumors vary greatly and depend largely on the type of tumor, its size, and location in the brain. General signs of a brain tumor include:
Our full array of treatments for brain tumors and lesions include traditional and microsurgical approaches and the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as:
Compared to traditional, open brain surgery, these minimally invasive procedures can offer: