Brain Tumor Program
The Brain Tumor Program at Northern Westchester Hospital provides comprehensive diagnosis and expert brain tumor treatment for a variety of malignant and non-malignant tumors and lesion in, and around the brain. Our dedicated team of world-class brain tumor experts includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neurologists, nurses, and radiation therapists.
We use ground-breaking technologies including the latest Gamma Knife cyberknife surgical system and the Novalis TX Radiosurgery Platform to treat challenging tumors and conditions affecting the brain. Both systems work by combining cutting-edge imaging with extremely precise radiation beams to deliver accurate, non-invasive radiation treatment while protecting the surrounding tissue against damage.
Call us at 914.242.8113 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a brain tumor treatment specialist.
Conditions We Treat Using Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Here at Northern Westchester Hospital, we treat a number of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions using the Gamma Knife Perfexion, including:
- Malignant brain tumors, including grade III & IV Glial tumors
- Cancers of the brain and surrounding tissues, including both single and multiple brain metastases
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), or 'malformations'
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Gamma Knife is a completely 'bladeless' system designed specifically to treat brain tumors by delivering up to 192 individual beams of radiation to deliver highly concentrated treatment to a specific site. There are no incisions made - this eliminates the need for anesthesia during treatment while significantly reducing the risk of complications and post-surgical infections.
In most cases, Gamma Knife Perfexion treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, and most people return to their regular activities within a few days.
Conditions We Treat Using The Novalis System
Since it's introduction over 15 years ago, the Novalis Radiosurgery System has become the treatment of choice for multiple brain metastasis at leading neuro-oncology centers worldwide.
Nearly 7 out of every 10 patients treated with Novalis have brain metastasis, and here at NWH, our radiosurgery experts use this cutting-edge system to deliver high doses of radiation deep within tumors and lesions while preserving surrounding tissues from damage.
By combining advanced 3-D imaging with a radiation beam that conforms to the shape of the brain tumor, our team of radiosurgery experts are using the Novalis system to treat conditions that may have otherwise been deemed untreatable.
At Northern Westchester Hospital, where we're changing lives with our relentless dedication to quality, safety, and personalized patient care. We're proud to bring world-class technologies such as the Gamma Knife Perfexion and Novalis Radiosurgery Platform to the Hudson Valley.
To schedule a consultation with one of our brain tumor treatment specialists, call us at 914.242.8113 or contact us here.