Tumors of the brain, spine, ear and cranial nerves
Legacy Cancer Institute is nationally recognized and award-winning, offering patients support from nurse navigators, survivorship services and gamma-knife stereotactic radiosurgery. Our tumor program has many disciplines, including expertise diagnosing and treating:
- Cancerous tumors including gliomas and glioblastoma multiforme:
- Benign tumors, including meningiomas and acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas)
- Pituitary gland tumors: minimally invasive expertise with endoscopic surgery
- Cutting-edge clinical trials and research: lab research, as well as patient clinical trials
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Stroke and aneurysms
All five of our hospitals are certified stroke centers. We offer the entire range of treatment options for strokes of all kinds, from management of smaller strokes using drugs, to minimally invasive (interventional) procedures to a revolutionary surgery technique that treats hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke while preserving brain function. The revolutionary surgery technique is called BrainPath.
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Brain aneurysms Legacy specializes in minimally invasive treatment for brain aneurysms, which research shows results in much better outcomes than open surgery. In this interventional procedure, the interventionalist (a neuroradiologist or a neurosurgeon) gets to the aneurysm through a leg artery and destroys the aneurysm with small, detachable coils. New techniques with stents to re-direct blood flow away from the aneurysm are also being investigated. Microsurgery is done for aneurysms that cannot be treated with interventional procedures.
Legacy specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine. We offer particular expertise in treating spinal cord injuries. Our patients benefit from the latest discoveries from our ongoing research and the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.
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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH, also known as water on the brain)
A significant number of patients diagnosed with dementia or Parkinson’s Disease actually are suffering from normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). NPH is often mis-diagnosed because it mimics signs of dementia. Symptoms include memory loss, and problems with balance and bladder control. The good news is that there is treatment available and Legacy’s patients have very good outcomes after this complicated surgery.
This special program includes a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to care for patients, as well as:
- New imaging techniques to diagnose NPH
- Rehabilitation services if needed, including outpatient physical or occupational therapy to help patients regain additional function
We offer subspecialty expertise for adults and children. Our expertise includes cochlear implantation, auditory brainstem implantation and treatment for acoustic neuroma, hearing, balance and facial nerve disorders.