Brain Tumor

Comprehensive Treatment

The neurosurgeons at Inland Neurosurgery and Spine provide comprehensive treatment of all forms of brain tumors.

This includes

  • clinical evaluation
  • development of treatment plan
  • surgical intervention

collaboration

We work in close collaboration with other cancer providers including medical oncology and radiation oncology at Providence Health System, Cancer Care Northwest, and the Gamma Knife Center of Spokane.

Cancer Care

We provide compassionate, up to date, and highly skilled surgical treatment of your tumor. The treatment of each brain tumor is highly individualized depending upon the type of tumor, the location of the tumor, and your medical circumstances.

types of tumors

We treat a wide range of tumors from the benign all the way to malignant brain tumors. We also provide highly specialized surgical treatment of pituitary and skull-based tumors. 

Surgical Treatment and Tools

Our surgeons utilize state of the art surgical tools and techniques. Intraoperative brain mapping, and if necessary awake craniotomy, are utilized when tumors are adjacent to critical structures. Intraoperative computer-assisted surgery with navigation is routinely used. Computer-guided brain tumor biopsies are employed when indicated.

The surgical treatment for brain tumor not only involves the operating room itself but also the integrated medical system. Brain tumors are treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Our neurosurgeons are ranked among the top 5% nationally for management of brain tumors. Highly skilled and experienced ancillary services are present including an intensive care unit that is ranked among the top 5% in the nation.

Many brain tumors need surgical resection. However, some tumors just need observation and clinical follow-up.  Many tumors are only treated with highly specialized radiation therapy called radiosurgery. Our neurosurgeons are skilled and experienced using multiple radiosurgery treatment systems including the Gamma Knife and Brain Lab Novalis systems.

 

additional information

Read more about brain tumors from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

 

Dr. Ling discusses technology for tumor resection

Operating on a brain tumor is an extremely difficult procedure. But thanks to advanced imaging technology at Providence Neuroscience Center in Spokane, Eastern Washington, surgeons have the tools for extremely accurate navigation, and precise targeting of tumors. Additional benefits, say Dr. Benjamin Ling, a neurosurgeon at Inland Neurosurgery and Spine, are smaller incisions and openings in the skull, and the ability to plan a much more comprehensive plan of attack ... especially for tumors located deep in the brain.