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As one of the country’s leading brain tumor centers, we're dedicated to providing you with the most advanced care—from diagnosis and treatment to follow-up—all while pioneering innovative research.
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Exceptional expertise in brain tumor care

The Brain Tumor Center is home to a multidisciplinary team with extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating all kinds of brain tumors. Our team includes fellowship-trained and board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, neuro-oncologists and radiation oncologists, as well as nurse practitioners, clinical researchers, social workers, office coordinators and more.

Our center uses advanced imaging and state-of-the-art treatments to ensure you receive the best possible care. We work closely with many departments, institutes and centers within Northwell Health, including the Center for Advanced Medicine, the Cancer Institute and Radiation Medicine

The Brain Tumor Center’s internationally recognized physicians, clinicians and specialists meet weekly at various locations throughout Northwell to review and discuss individual brain tumor cases. Our team will look into the details of your condition and determine the best course of action for treatment—giving you multiple opinions from a variety of extensively trained experts.

Brain tumors we treat

Our multidisciplinary team specializes in treating all types of brain tumors, including:

  • All brain metastasis including breast, lung, prostate, colon and melanoma metastasis
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Brainstem glioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Gliomas
  • Low-grade astrocytoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Mixed oligoastrocytomas
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Primary and metastatic brain tumors
  • Schwannomas 

Advanced treatments and technology

When it comes to diagnosing brain tumors, the Brain Tumor Center offers the most advanced options available, including:

  • Expert neurological examination
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT or CAT (computed tomography) scan and other imaging techniques
  • Biopsy (removal of a sample of tissue for further analysis)

Our full array of treatment options for brain tumors includes:

  • Careful observation (a “watch and wait” approach)
  • Medication
  • Surgery
    • Traditional open surgery (craniotomy)
    • Minimally invasive (endoscopic) options
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy

Research and clinical trials

At the Brain Tumor Center, we’re constantly researching new cures and treatments. You may be able to participate in clinical trials to gain access to advanced medications and treatments while also assisting in the development of these methods for future patients. The Brain Tumor Center has a fully dedicated staff for brain tumor clinical trials. We have investigator-initiated clinical trials as well as access to other research departments within Northwell Health, and we work closely with the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.

Tissue Donation Program

Through the Tissue Donation Program (TDP) at the Feinstein Institutes, we are collecting both malignant and benign tumor samples for research purposes. By supporting research initiatives, the Brain Tumor Bank may improve diagnostics and therapy for people with brain tumors.

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