"I HAVE A BRAIN TUMOR...."

The finding of a brain tumor can be an overwhelming experience for patients and their loved ones.  Questions such as "Is it a cancer? How long have I had it? What can we do about it?" often arise.  We understand and empathize with this sentiment because we've lived through this with our own family and friends.  We offer advanced surgical therapies and integrate with some of the finest specialists in Oncology, Neurology and Radiation Oncology to provide a a benchmarked level of care for both benign and aggressive brain tumors.

BRAIN TUMORS

Glioma/Astrocytoma

Glioblastoma

Metastatic Brain Tumors

Meningioma

Schwannoma

Pituitary Tumors

Craniopharyngioma

Ependymoma

Choroid Plexus Papilloma

 


HYDROCEPHALUS

Hydrocephalus (a.k.a. "water on the brain) is a frequently seen condition where spinal fluid accumulates in the ventricles of the brain, causing symptoms from increased local pressure.  Hydrocephalus has many causes. While it is most commonly seen in children, adult patients may also develop hydrocephalus after a brain hemorrhage, infection or certain congenital causes.  It is important to understand that hydrocephalus is a diagnosis made on clinical grounds, not just based on CT or MRI scan findings.  Management options will vary based on severity of symptoms and the root cause.  

Communicating Hydrocephalus

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

 


OTHER

We also manage a spectrum of other brain related conditions including Chiari malformation and facial pain related to trigeminal neuralgia (a.k.a. tic-doloreaux).  We have special expertise in managing among the more complex Chiari malformations in the Mid-Tennessee area and have seen patient referrals from all across the United States.

Chiari Malformation

Trigeminal Neuralgia