Our fellowship-trained and board-certified radiation oncology specialists use sophisticated technologies and machinery to target and shrink tumors and cancer cells. Radiation therapy is often used as a primary treatment method for malignant and benign brain tumors, and – in the case of cancer – sometimes in conjunction with chemotherapy and surgical treatments.
The team of radiation oncologists at the UTHealth Neurosciences Brain Tumor Center specialize in stereotactic radiosurgery treatment options, including specialized use of the Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ for those with meningiomas and vestibular schwannomas and metastases. The technology can also sometimes be used to treat arteriovenous malformations and medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia.
Radiation Oncology Experience
Neurosurgeons and radiation therapists affiliated with UTHealth have performed more than 5,000 Gamma Knife procedures, working closely with referring physicians throughout the radiosurgical treatment process. A neurosurgeon and a radiation oncologist assess each candidate to determine whether radiosurgical treatment is the best option. In the event that it is, nurse navigators work directly with patients on scheduling and pretreatment education, and provide support and care on the day of treatment. The Center also sponsors a brain tumor support group that meets the second Wednesday of every month.
At UTHealth Neurosciences, we offer patients access to specialized neurological care at clinics across the greater Houston area. To ask us a question, schedule an appointment, or learn more about us, please call (713) 486-8000, or click below to send us a message. In the event of an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.