Brain & Spine Tumors

CHI St. Luke’s Health’s multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, and staff partners with patients and their families to ensure a personalized approach to care using breakthrough research and collaboration. Brain and spine tumors deserve expert treatment performed by leading specialists, and our team treats all forms of benign and malignant tumors with a full range of surgical and non-surgical options.
 
Types of tumors we treat include:

  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Brain Metastases
  • Gliomas (such as astrocytomas and glioblastomas)
  • Meningiomas
  • Pituitary Adenomas
  • Skull Base Tumors

Brain Tumor Surgical Treatments

Our neurosurgeons are trained in some of the most advanced surgical techniques and tailor treatment plans specifically to each patient. Whenever possible, we perform the most minimally invasive surgery option available. Our team employs preoperative and intraoperative brain mapping and advanced neuroimaging techniques to improve safety, precision, and outcomes. 
 
We perform the following procedures and more:

  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Laser Ablation
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Treating Brain & Spine Tumors Without a Single Incision

CHI St. Luke’s Health was the first in Houston to use CyberKnife® technology to perform stereotactic radiosurgery in a clinical setting for the treatment of intracranial tumors and the first in Montgomery County to use Gamma Knife® technology—and our team continues to offer hope to patients who have surgically complex tumors. 

A non-invasive alternative to surgery for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, targeted radiation therapy using CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife® tracks, detects, and corrects for motion to administer precise radiation dose therapy. The non-surgical treatment requires no anesthesia and is painless. This technology is used to treat many tumors and lesions that may have been previously considered inoperable or untreatable, including those in the brain and spine. 

Benefits of targeted radiation therapy include:

  • No incisions
  • No pain
  • No required anesthesia
  • No recovery time—you may return to work following treatment unless your condition requires overnight observation
  • No painful head frame bolted to skull
  • Pinpoint accuracy