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    Brain Tumor Experts in Phoenix, Arizona


    You’ve been told that you have a brain tumor. We understand that you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions, but we’d like the opportunity to assist you as you weigh your treatment options and develop a plan of attack.

    There are many different types of brain tumors. Some require no treatment, only watchful waiting. Others require an aggressive treatment plan. At the Barrow Brain Tumor Program, we have more experience treating tumors of the head and neck than any other medical center in the United States.

    At Barrow, we see you as a partner in care, not just a patient. It is our goal to make you as informed and as involved in your treatment as you wish to be.

    We also know that having options is important to you. Some options for treatment at Barrow include:

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (602) 406-6262 for the Department of Neurology or (602) 406-3181 for the Department of Neurosurgery.

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    Why choose the Barrow Brain Tumor Program?

    Harness the Latest Technology

    Our commitment to patient care is augmented by the newest advances in surgical techniques, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and diagnostic imaging. Some of the advanced treatments we offer include:

    • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
    • CyberKnife radiosurgery
    • Intraoperative confocal microscopy
    • Advanced intraoperative imaging
    • Access to the latest clinical trials and chemotherapeutic drugs

    The Experience You Need

    The Brain Tumor Program at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is the largest and busiest brain tumor treatment clinic in the United States. Our neurosurgical oncologists, neuro-oncologists, and neuroradiologists have experience treating every kind of brain tumor. Every day we treat patients with tumors ranging from simple to complex and challenging.

    In addition, our team of brain tumor specialists meets on a weekly basis to review your condition and progress, ensuring that your case is reviewed by a board of specialists who work cooperatively to devise the best possible treatment plan.

    Fast Online Second Opinions

    Have you been told that your brain tumor is inoperable? Are you unsure about the treatment plan that has been suggested for you? At Barrow, we believe second opinions are an important part of getting the best treatment for your brain tumor. That’s why we offer the expertise of our neuro-oncology team online. In most cases, you can get an opinion from one of our specialists in just five to seven business days, without the hassle and headache of mailing medical records and imaging studies.

    Ivy Brain Tumor Center

    The Ivy Brain Tumor Center was founded to provide new avenues of hope for patients and families struggling with aggressive brain tumors. Our philosophy is to deploy scientifically rigorous and technologically advanced clinical trials that rapidly evaluate new therapeutic regimens and are tailored to exploit and attack individual tumor biologies. Through our accelerated clinical trials, our mission is to help as many brain tumor patients as possible. To achieve this goal, we invite patients and providers to submit a trial screening and consider entry into our early-phase clinical trial program.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.