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Supportive therapies help improve your quality of life as you during and after treatment for brain tumors. They are designed to help you cope with your diagnosis, control symptoms and side effects, and improve your mental and emotional health.

We offer a wide range of therapies to care for all your needs, including:

  • Pain management
  • Palliative Care
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Psychological Care and Counseling

Supportive therapies can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Whether you are undergoing therapy after surgery or coping with side effects of chemotherapy, supportive therapies help improve the way you feel. Your concierge coordinator can help you find supportive therapy services, including:

These therapies are available to you even after your medical or surgical treatment is complete. While supportive therapies aren’t required for your care, they can increase your quality of life.

Why Choose Us?

Groundbreaking brain tumor treatment. Experts from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UHealth make up one of the largest and most complete teams for brain tumor treatment in the United States. Through multi-disciplinary cooperation, our team employs innovative procedures like awake craniotomies, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery, and many other techniques. We use the least invasive neurosurgical techniques on both adults and children, which reduces recovery time and makes a significant difference in your quality of life.

Dedicated brain tumor experts. Your care team consists of specialized physicians and researchers who are committed to brain tumor care. Your team may include neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neuropathologists, and other physicians who focus solely on treating brain tumors. Their years of experience and expertise help you find the right treatment for you.

International leaders in brain tumor care. We play a vital role in the community, thanks to our groundbreaking research and patient care for people in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We’re turning Miami into the healthcare capital of the Americas. We’re creating one of the premier brain tumor centers in the country.

Concierge service. Our patients do not have to figure it all out alone. You are assigned a concierge coordinator who is there for you and your family while you are in our care. They connect you with other providers you may need, walk you through the surgery process, and can answer any questions you or your family may have.

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Treatments

  • Coiling

    Coiling, or endovascular embolization, consists of placing micro-coils in an aneurysm via a catheter to close off blood flow and thus prevent rupture or stop bleeding. Micro-coils are shaped like a spring and made of platinum. They are tiny, ranging in size from about twice the width of a human hair to less than one hair's width. Coiling does not require a craniotomy and is performed under light sedation or general anesthesia. Generally, the hospital stay (1-3 days) is half that of more invasive procedures.

  • Stenting

    Stenting is performed by placing a pipe-shaped metal mesh inside the blood vessel to cover the neck of the aneurysm. The stent is placed before coiling and remains in the artery permanently to hold the coils inside the aneurysm, preventing them from falling out. Over time, blood clots on the coils and diverts blood away from the weakened vessel walls and prevents a rupture.

  • Mechanical Thrombectomy

    During a mechanical thrombectomy, the surgeon removes the clot that is obstructing blood flow to the brain using sophisticated instruments called retriever devices. The procedure starts with inserting a catheter into an artery in the leg, which is then guided through the vascular system into the obstructed vessel in the brain. The clot retrieval device is then passed through the catheter to the blood clot, where it captures and removes it.

  • Craniotomy

    A craniotomy is an intricate neurological procedure performed by opening the skull, performing the needed operation and closing the skull by securing the bone into its original position. We offer our patients the best care and access to neurosurgical innovations that you only see at leading academic medical centers.

Tests

  • Computed Tomography Scan (CT or CAT scan)

    This diagnostic imaging procedure uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images of your brain. CT scans are more detailed than general x-rays, are used to detect abnormalities and can help identify the location of an aneurysm.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    This diagnostic procedure uses a combination of large magnets, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. An MRI uses magnetic fields to detect small changes in brain tissue that help locate and diagnose aneurysms.

  • Computed Tomographic Angiography (CTA)

    A CT angiogram uses CT technology to obtain x-ray images of blood vessels.

  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

    This noninvasive procedure evaluates blood flow through arteries using MRI technology.

Seguros aceptados

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