Being diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumor can be emotionally difficult. We provide specialized clinic options while providing comprehensive support to you and your family.

Neuro multidisciplinary clinic

Patients diagnosed with a brain or spine tumor are able to see all of our dedicated neurologic specialists involved in their care during one convenient visit. Patient appointments are scheduled on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Please call 719-365-6800 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment.

The Neuro multidisciplinary clinic is held weekly at our cancer center located at Memorial Hospital Central. Our target patient for this clinic is patients with tumors or cancers involving the brain or spine, including patients with new diagnoses or recurrent disease.

At this clinic you have a unique opportunity to talk with all of your providers and physicians in the same setting. We will work with you from the moment of diagnosis through the implementation and completion of a uniquely designed treatment plan. We want you to feel absolutely confident that we are providing you with the best treatment options available, options that are designed specifically for you.

A dedicated nurse navigator will help coordinate your care including future appointments including clinic visits, scans, treatments, and support services.

Our clinic’s collaborative team includes:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Nurse practitioners & physician assistants
  • Registered dietician
  • Social worker
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Oncology nurse navigator
  • Clinic registered nurse

Conditions we treat

  • Gliomas
    • Astrocytoma I-IV
      • GBM
    • Ependymoma
    • Oligodendroglioma I-III
  • Meningiomas
    • Benign
    • Atypical
    • Anaplastic
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Vestibular schwannomas
  • Central nervous system lymphomas
  • Metastatic brain cancers
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome
  • Neurological complications of cancer treatment
  • Histiocytic disorders (ECD Certified Care Center)
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Other rare benign and malignant brain and spine tumors

Modalities offered

Neurosurgery

  • Complex brain tumor surgery
  • Neuromonitoring
  • Complex skull base surgery
  • Endoscopic brain tumor and skull base surgery
  • Image guided neuronavigation
  • Awake surgeries for cortical mapping
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Cranial and spinal reconstruction surgery
  • Fluorescence guided tumor surgery

Radiation oncology

  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy for targeting very localized and providing high doses of radiation
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (MRT) with daily image guidance
  • Varian Truebeam – Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery System

Neurologic oncology

  • NCCN guideline approved chemotherapy treatment plans
  • Tumor treating field device / OPTUNE
  • Oral and IV chemotherapy options
  • Immunotherapy

 

Support

  • Multiple patient centered support groups
  • Chair yoga
  • Cancer Center dedicated psychologists & clinical social workers
  • Oncology-certified nurse navigators
  • Financial support counseling
  • Neuropsychometric testing