Brain Tumor Removal Specialists

Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery Center

Neurosurgery located in Shenandoah, TX & Conroe, TX

About 23,890 American adults develop brain tumors every year. At Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery Center in Shenandoah, Texas & Conroe, Texas, Cyril Sebastian, MD, and Derek G. Kroll, DO, provide state-of-the-art brain tumor removal services, restoring your health and quality of life. If you’re concerned about a brain tumor or are looking for an expert neurosurgeon, call Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery today or schedule a consultation online.

Brain Tumor Removal Q&A

What are the warning signs of a brain tumor?

Brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells that form in your brain. There are several different types of benign and malignant brain tumors. Some of the warning signs of a brain tumor include:

  • Headaches that become increasingly frequent and severe
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Lost peripheral vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures 
  • Confusion
  • Loss of sensation or movement in an arm or leg
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Speech difficulties
  • Personality changes

Your symptoms depending on the type, location, and size of the brain tumor. If you have any of these symptoms, make an appointment for diagnosis immediately. The earlier you get a diagnosis and start treatment, the better your overall health outcome. 

What are the available brain tumor removal treatments?

At Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery Center, the team offers various brain tumor removal services, including:

Traditional open brain surgery

Your surgeon makes an incision in your skull during traditional brain surgery to access and remove the tumor surgically.

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-surgical brain removal option that uses targeted beams of radiation to destroy the brain tumor without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Gamma Knife surgery is a type of stereotactic radiosurgery. It’s usually an outpatient procedure, although you will need someone to drive you home. 

Endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA)

The EEA approach is a minimally invasive surgery method. Your surgeon accesses your brain by inserting an endoscope through your nasal cavity and into your brain. The endoscope sends images from inside your brain to a monitor in the treatment room.

Microcraniotomy 

Microcraniotomy surgery is another minimally invasive brain tumor removal technique. Your surgeon makes a small incision in your skull and uses a narrow tube to access tumors located deep inside your brain. 

Laser ablation

Your surgeon makes a small incision in your skull during laser ablation therapy and uses an MRI to guide a laser fiber to your tumor. Your surgeon uses the fiber to damage the tumor with heat, observing the procedure in real-time with MR images.

How do I know which type of brain tumor removal is right for me?

The team provides comprehensive exams and scans to evaluate and locate the brain tumor. They make recommendations based on the type, location, size, and severity of the tumor. They explain your options and answer your questions to help you choose the best choice for your needs.

Call Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery Center today or make an appointment online if you need brain tumor removal services.