Brain Tumor/Gamma Knife Surgery

UBNS specializes in treating brain tumors in both children and adults. As with all tumors, early diagnosis and treatment is of the utmost importance.

Early Signs

Brain tumors compress and invade crucial brain structures as they grow, giving rise to progressive neurological disturbances. A brain tumor should be suspected whenever a patient presents with slowly evolving neurological signs and symptoms, particularly those itemized below:

  • Intense headaches, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting or worse in the morning
  • Seizures of recent onset, generalized or focal
  • Personality changes, mental sluggishness, or memory loss
  • Visual complaints, such as blurred or double vision, or an enlarged blind spot
  • Hearing loss
  • Lack of coordination or localized physical weakness
  • "Stroke-like" symptoms - particularly in the elderly
  • Increasing head size (in children)

Sometimes, tumors may not become noticeable until after they bleed or when they reach a large size, often depending on their rate of growth.

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For more information on brain tumors and their treatment, please contact our office at (716) 218-1020 to speak with a member of our staff.

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