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When a tumor is found in the brain, spine or central nervous system, treatment needs to be comprehensive and cutting-edge. Ochsner’s Neuro-oncology group is made up of award-winning physicians, all experts in their field, who come together with one common goal — to create a unique plan of care tailored to each individual patient.


U.S. News and World Report ranked Ochsner No. 38in neurology and neurosurgery in the nation.

Treatment options for brain and spinal cancer include both surgical and non-surgical options, and if a patient’s care plan calls for surgery, they’re in good hands — the Ochsner neurooncology surgeons are among the region’s most experienced in both conventional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and non-invasive radiosurgery.

And when surgery isn’t enough, Ochsner’s commitment to ongoing research offers patients additional supplemental care through clinical trials.

Why Ochsner for Neuro-oncology Care?

Ochsner’s neurooncology program leads the region in treatment options, including:

Cutting-edge Clinical Trials

  • Ochsner has one of the largest clinical trials network in Louisiana. This commitment to continued cancer research allows Ochsner to offer care to patients that have nowhere else to turn.

Non-invasive Treatment Options

  • Ochsner is a regional leader in radiosurgery, an outpatient procedure that uses high-powered, targeted X-rays to treat brain tumors. Ochsner’s radiosurgery technique delivers tumor treatment in as little as 15 minutes.

Coordinated Care

  • Your neuro-oncology care team is made up of four providers — a neurosurgeon, oncologist, psychologist and radiation oncologist.
  • If a patient needs surgery, radiation and consultations with other specialists, they can rest assured that they won’t have to travel far — or at all. With the Ochsner neuro-oncology program, all the care you need is under one roof.

Conditions Treated

  • Adult brain tumors
  • Gliomas
  • Glioblastoma
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Low-grade astrocytoma
  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Oliogodendroglioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Skull base brain tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Chordomas
  • Chondrosarcomas
  • Glomus tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ependymomas
  • Brain stem glioma
  • Crainopharyngiomas
  • Spinal tumors
  • Metastasis
  • Spinal cord tumors