Andrew Sloan, MD, leads a team of dedicated specialists in the fight against brain cancer.
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Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center Menu
The experienced team of physicians at University Hospitals Neurological Institute’s Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center utilizes the latest technologies and resources in the fight against brain cancer in patients of all ages with benign or malignant tumors.
Our center offers patients brain tumor screening, the newest brain tumor treatments and procedures, as well as the opportunity to participate in leading-edge research and clinical trials aimed at both saving and improving our patients’ lives.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the finest neuroscience programs in the U.S., the UH Neurological Institute’s neurological health services are among the most comprehensive of any neurological center in Ohio and throughout the nation. In addition, the Neurological Institute’s Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center seamlessly collaborates with the world-renowned University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care.
Brain tumors can be effectively treated with a wide variety of therapies, depending on the type of tumor, size, growth rate and associated symptoms. To ensure the best possible outcome, the Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center at UH Neurological Institute offers a variety of advanced, lifesaving therapies.
For example, UH helped pioneer a laser interstitial thermal therapy called NeuroBlate®. This technology, formerly known as AutoLITT™ enables surgeons to use MRI-guided lasers to destroy tumors without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. NeuroBlate laser surgery has increased the number of treatment candidates whose tumors were previously considered inoperable. UH is now only one of nine hospitals in the U.S. using this technology.
We also opened one of the world’s first intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) operating suites. As the first of its kind in Ohio, the suite’s groundbreaking technology enables our teams to track surgical progress in real-time, using magnetic resonance imaging during surgery. Such innovations maximize surgical accuracy and safety. This results in improved outcomes for the patients we treat.
We are also pleased to be the first in Ohio to offer proton therapy an advanced radiation therapy technique that can precisely target tumors with the maximum cancer-destroying radiation, while sparing healthy tissue and organs. Proton therapy is most successful in treating solid tumors with well-defined borders that have not spread, including brain tumors. This painless outpatient therapy allows patients to continue their normal, everyday activities throughout treatment. The Proton Therapy Center at UH Seidman Cancer Center treats both adults and children with specific types of cancer.
The Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center is a UH-designated Center of Excellence. As such, it brings together leading experts across many different medical specialties who collaborate using the latest clinical advances and technologies. Many of these specialists are involved in nationally funded research and working to discover innovations that may directly impact our patients.
Utilizing a cooperative approach, our panel of experts reviews each case and works together to develop the best treatment plan. The brain tumor specialists on the team include:
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