Orbital Tumors Program

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Dr. Henry Spinelli and Dr. Philip E. Stieg
Our Orbital Tumors Program is directed by Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Dr. Philip E. Stieg (right) and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Henry M. Spinelli (left), assuring that each patient receives the best possible treatment.

Tumors involving the eye are among the most frightening diagnoses any patient may hear — they affect appearance, put vision at risk, and may even be life-threatening. Diagnosing and treating these tumors requires an expert, multidisciplinary team from a range of specialties, working together to provide the best outcomes for each individual.

At the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, our expert team includes specialists with advanced training in neurosurgery, ophthalmology, interventional neuroradiology, stereotactic radiosurgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. We have the privilege of operating at the #1 hospital in New York, with the most leading-edge facilities for treating a range of orbital tumors, including:

  • cavernous hemangioma
  • meningioma
  • neurofibroma
  • glioma
  • osteoma
  • lymphangioma
  • sarcoma
  • histiocytoma
  • rhabdomyosarcoma
Dr. Y. Pierre GobinDr. Y. Pierre Gobin, Director of Interventional Radiology, is an expert in treating retinoblastoma with intra-arterial chemotherapy.

 
A patient with any of these orbital tumors can be assured of world-class treatment here. Each patient’s case is reviewed by the whole team, ensuring that we treat the whole patient. We know that these difficult tumors have both physical and emotional components, and we are committed to the compassionate care of all our patients and to returning them to health with excellent cosmetic results.

Patients diagnosed with retinoblastoma have the opportunity to be treated with one of the most advanced techniques available today, intra-arterial chemotherapy, a life-saving procedure that has also been shown to save eyes and vision. Dr. Y. Pierre Gobin, Director of Interventional Radiology, is one of the pioneers of this treatment and is widely published on the topic.

Use our online form to request an appointment, or call the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center at 212-746-4684.