What to Expect

Most patients are frightened and overwhelmed after hearing that they have a brain tumor. The team at the Piedmont Brain Tumor Center is here to help you navigate through the maze of information that is given to you.

Many brain tumors can be surgically removed, depending on the type of tumor, the location of the tumor and the patient's overall health status. Some tumors can be monitored using repeated diagnostic studies, such as regularly scheduled MRI or CT scans. Others, such as skull base tumors and acoustic neuromas require a team approach to treatment of the tumor. Other technology includes STEALTH-guided navigation or stereotactic surgical navigation. This procedure may result in less bleeding and less mechanical trauma and can also reduce the size of the tumor.

At the Piedmont Brain Tumor Center, each tumor and each patient is managed individually based on a careful review of the patient's status, the diagnostic studies and discussions with the specialists involved in the care of the patient.

The Piedmont Brain Tumor Center will help you find and understand the information that you need to make an informed decision about your care.