Surgery for Brain Tumors in Reno, NV
Brain tumors are masses of tissue that develop in the brain. They can occur in the brain first, or spread to the brain from other locations. There are many different types of brain tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous. Any type of brain tumor has the potential for serious side effects. Various treatments for brain tumors are available, including neurosurgery. Dr. Sina Rajamand can perform surgery for brain tumors at Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno.
Common brain tumors that require treatment include:
- Acoustic neuroma
- Brain metastases
- Choroid plexus carcinoma
- Embryonal tumors
- Pediatric brain tumors
- Pituitary tumors
Each type of brain tumor can require different treatments, and neurosurgery is a common treatment to remove as much of a tumor as possible. Dr. Sina Rajamand is an experienced neurosurgeon that you can trust when surgical treatments are necessary. Brain tumor surgery requires knowledge, skills and professional experience. Contact Battle Born Brain and Spine and schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajamand to discuss your type of brain tumor and possible treatments that are available.
Brain Tumor Symptoms, Surgery
Brain tumors can share common symptoms as well as some that are more specific for each type. If a tumor exerts pressure on nerves or blood vessels, other symptoms may occur that seem unrelated. Some common symptoms of a brain tumor can include, but not be limited to the following:
- Headaches that grow in frequency and/or intensity
- Nausea, vomiting
- Vision problems
- Balance problems
- Loss of sensation or movement in the extremities
- Hearing problems
- Cognitive problems
- Behavior or personality changes
- Speech problems
Generally, CT and/or MRI imaging tests are used to pinpoint the location and type of brain tumor that is causing your symptoms. Sometimes, a biopsy of the tumor tissue is necessary to determine its type. Radiation, chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy are all common treatments for brain tumors. Depending on the type and location of your brain tumor, and numerous other factors, surgery may be necessary.
Different forms of brain tumor neurosurgery are available to remove accessible portions of a brain tumor. Some portions that are not accessible or are too close to vital structures may be left for later targeting with radiation or other therapies. The goal of brain tumor surgery is always to remove as much as possible to relieve the symptoms it brings and restore normal function.
Often, Dr. Rajamand can perform brain tumor surgery using minimally-invasive techniques and technology that reduce risks and speed recovery for his patients. Be sure to ask about the options for minimally-invasive neurosurgery when you schedule a brain tumor surgery consultation at Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno, NV.