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Surgical Neuro-Oncology

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield, Dr. Theodore Schwartz, Dr. Philip E. Stieg, and Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna

The Surgical Neuro-oncology Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center offers specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers affecting the brain and spine. Under the leadership of Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Philip Stieg, our neurosurgeons treat malignant tumors in adults and children, including primary and metastatic tumors.  

Conditions We Treat

A Prospective, Multi-center Trial of NovoTTF-100A Together With Temozolomide Compared to Temozolomide Alone in Patients with Newly Diagnosed GBM

This randomized controlled clinical trial sets to compare treatment using a new experimental device, the NovoTTF-100A, together with maintenance Temozolomide, to maintenance Temozolomide alone. Contact Dr. Susan Pannullo: 212-746-2438

Virtual Brain Seminars

A new series of online webinars presented by Dr. Philip E. Stieg

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Embracing New Technologies to Save Lives

The personal computer had not yet been invented when Rohan Ramakrishna was born in 1980, but in the intervening decades his life has mirrored the technological revolution. As innovative products were developed and released at mind-boggling speed, Ramakrishna was growing up in Pennsylvania, where his fascination for science and technology was cultivated. Now a neurosurgeon at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center, Ramakrishna's curiosity drives him to be a leader in learning and using new neurosurgical technologies that are saving patient lives.

Phase I/II Trial Of Super-Selective Intraarterial Infusion of Cetuximab and Bevacizumab for Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Intracranial Glioma In Patients Under 22 Years Of Age

It is unknown if currently used intravenous (IV) therapies even cross the blood brain barrier (BBB). We have shown in previous phase I trials that a single Superselective Intra-arterial Cerebral Infusion (SIACI) of Cetuximab and/or Bevacizumab is safe for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in adults, and we are currently evaluating the efficacy of this treatment.

Cognitive Remediation

Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus and Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman

The comprehensive Cognitive Remediation Program focuses on improving working memory, attention, and focus. A new five-week version of the program includes personal consultation, telephone sessions, and online components designed to improve performance in a wide range of cognitive tasks.

Conditions We Treat

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Radiation oncologist Jonathan Knisely with neurosurgeon/neuro-oncologist Susan Pannullo

The Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center offers the latest in advanced minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments for a wide range of conditions.

Conditions We Treat

Laser Surgery Program

Drs. Ramakrishna, Schwartz, Hoffman, and Greenfield have expertise in laser surgery

The Laser Surgery Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center uses state-of-the-art laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) to treat patients with certain brain lesions using tiny beams of light instead of radiation. These beams heat the lesion and destroy it without damaging surrounding healthy brain tissue, without subjecting patients to the potential side effects of radiation.

Conditions We Treat

What treatments are available for a metastatic brain tumor?

Metastatic brain tumors may be treated with surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, depending on factors including the location and size of the tumor(s), the age and overall health of the patient, and the prospects for a high quality of life after treatment. See more about Diagnosing and Treating a Metastatic Brain Tumor.

Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield (left) and Dr. Theodore Schwartz (right)

The Skull Base Surgery Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center brings together the expertise of neurological surgeons, otolaryngologists (ENT specialists), plastic surgeons, neurologists, neurological oncologists, radiation oncologists, and intensive care nursing staff in the comprehensive treatment of disorders of the skull base. The skull base, which is the complex region at the floor of the cranial cavity, is a challenging location for surgery because of its proximity to the brain, face, and neck.

Conditions We Treat

Should I get a second opinion for gliomatosis cerebri?

Of course – this is a serious medical issue and you should gather as much information and advice as you can. Our neurosurgeons are also available to provide a second opinion if you or your child were diagnosed elsewhere. Use our online form to request an appointment or call 212-746-2363. You may also create a secure online account where you can upload your images to get a second opinion remotely.
 

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