Brain Tumor Center
Virtual Reality Surgery
JFK Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute offers patients the opportunity to take a walk inside their brain. By utilizing 3D imaging technology, our patients can see inside their own anatomy and pathology to better understand their neurological condition and the surgical procedure planned for their treatment.
A Society of Neuro-Oncology
Center of Excellence
This continuum of care has been recognized by the Society of Neuro-Oncology as a Center of Excellence.
A Unique Approach to Care
The Brain Tumor Center is a truly collaborative effort, where shared passion supersedes departmental and discipline boundaries. We provide expert care and guidance with a patient-centered philosophy. Here, the combined knowledge and expertise of many is brought to bear on difficult problems, leading to powerful exchanges and unexpected solutions for patients and their families. Our internationally recognized multidisciplinary team of specialists is assembled from around the country — a distinctive strength that enables the Brain Tumor Center to determine effective strategies to detect, diagnose and treat tumors. The goal of the multidisciplinary team, also referred to as the Brain Tumor Board, is to provide care across specialties for patients with an emphasis on new developments in treatment and participation in clinical trials. The Brain Tumor Board also provides a forum to educate physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers and to share relevant research findings.
Led by a board-certified, fellowship trained neuro-oncologist — one of only 280 in the United States expertly trained in this specialized branch of medicine — the interdisciplinary team is comprised of a broad range of specialized fields including:
- Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Physician Assistant
- Radiation Oncology
- Radiation Physics
This level of expertise and specialization can have a powerful effect on a patient’s chances for the successful treatment and management of the tumor. Our approach leads to a unified, personalized treatment plan that benefits from the combined clinical and research expertise of these specialists. Together, the team ensures that comprehensive, coordinated care is available to guide each patient and his/her family through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. And, during follow-up visits, our team continues to monitor and modify the course of treatment specific to the prognosis and the patient’s needs and overall health.
The Brain Tumor Center focuses not only on survival but also on the quality of the patient’s life during and after treatment. In addition to this core team, the program incorporates other disciplines, such as hematology/oncology, neuroophthalmologic otoneurology, physical rehabilitation medicine, adult and pediatric critical care specialists and support services.