Both benign and malignant tumors can affect the cells in your brain and spine, causing neurological symptoms. Our multidisciplinary team will work to help shrink or remove these growths to stop your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
A team of specialists from neurology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, neuropathology and neuroradiology work together to provide outstanding care at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of University of Miami Health System. Using the knowledge, research, and expertise of the expert team at Sylvester, they provide personalized care for a wide range of brain and spine conditions.
Each specialist uses their unique experience and specialized training to help you and your care team determine what treatment is right for you. You receive all the care you need from a wide range of specialists in one convenient location, including the latest clinical trials to shrink tumors
Conditions and Treatments
- Anaplastic astrocytoma
- Anaplastic oligodendroglioma
- Brain and central nervous system tumors
- Brain metastases
- Central neurocytoma
- Colloid cyst
- Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor
- Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma
- Spine metastases
Why Choose UHealth?
Multidisciplinary care teams with nationally recognized expertise. Your care team is made up of experts in all aspects of your brain or spine condition. All of your physicians, nurses, and more collaborate to improve your quality of life, destroy tumor cells, and prevent future tumor growth.
Innovative neuro-oncology care. Our neuro-oncology provide multi-disciplinary care and advanced procedures like awake craniotomies, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery, and many other techniques to remove brain and spine tumors. We use the least invasive neurosurgical techniques possible to reduce recovery time and improve your quality of life.
Advanced research into brain and spine tumors. We are on the cutting edge of treatment and clinical research, offering access to the latest clinical trials to expand your care options. Many of our experts have contributed to new and promising treatments, including the heat shock protein vaccine and targeted gene and molecular therapies designed for your specific condition.
Surgical expertise. Our neurosurgeons perform thousands of brain and spine tumor surgeries every year and care for more tumors than any other health center in Florida. From minimally invasive spine surgeries to awake craniotomies, we offer unique surgeries you cannot find anywhere else in the region.
Intrathecal chemotherapy for certain tumors. This advanced treatment provides greater accuracy and safety than traditional chemotherapy for select tumors in the brain. For this therapy, medicine is delivered directly into the tumor site through a dissolving wafer. Side effects are limited while treatment can be very effective in certain tumors.