Glioma is a type of malignant brain tumor that occurs in the glial cells of the central nervous system. It can develop in various parts of the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, brainstem, or spinal cord. Gliomas are classified based on their cell origin and behavior, with different subtypes such as astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, and ependymoma.
Treatment Options for Glioma
At CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine, we offer comprehensive treatment options for glioma. Our expert surgeons and medical team specialize in providing personalized care to patients diagnosed with glioma.
Surgery plays a crucial role in the management of gliomas. Our skilled neurosurgeons perform advanced glioma surgery using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. The primary goal of surgery is to remove as much of the tumor as possible without causing harm to the surrounding healthy brain tissue. Our surgeons are experienced in performing both open and minimally invasive procedures, ensuring optimal outcomes and minimal recovery time for our patients.
In addition to surgery, radiation therapy is often recommended for glioma patients. This treatment involves using high-energy radiation to target and destroy cancer cells. Our radiation oncologists utilize advanced techniques such as stereotactic radiosurgery and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to deliver precise radiation doses while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
Chemotherapy, either in the form of oral medications or intravenous infusions, may be recommended for glioma patients. Our medical oncologists work closely with patients to develop personalized chemotherapy regimens based on the specific type and stage of glioma. Chemotherapy can help shrink tumors, slow down their growth, and prevent their recurrence.
Expert Care and Support
At CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine, we understand the challenges faced by glioma patients and their families. We believe in taking a comprehensive and compassionate approach to care, ensuring our patients receive the support they need throughout their treatment journey.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of highly skilled neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and support staff. They collaborate closely to develop individualized treatment plans that address the specific needs of each glioma patient. We prioritize open communication, shared decision-making, and patient education to empower our patients and their families.
CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine is equipped with cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities to provide the highest level of care. Our advanced imaging systems, surgical navigation tools, and radiation therapy equipment ensure precise diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of gliomas.
Supportive Care Services
We offer a range of supportive care services to help glioma patients manage the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of their diagnosis. Our team includes dedicated oncology nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and rehabilitation specialists who work together to improve the overall well-being and quality of life of our patients.
Choose CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine for Dallas Glioma Surgery
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with glioma, trust the expertise and comprehensive care provided by CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine. Our dedicated team of specialists will guide you through every step of the treatment process, ensuring the best possible outcomes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our Dallas glioma surgery services.