Glioma, Glioblastoma, And Astrocytoma Brain Tumor Treatment

Managing and treating brain tumors is a complex effort. Our internationally-recognized brain tumor specialists work side-by-side with experienced neuro-oncologists and radiation oncologists to individualize patient care. Continue reading below to learn about how we treat brain tumor conditions including gliomas, glioblastomas, and astrocytomas.

What’s The Difference Between A Glioma, A Glioblastoma, And An Astrocytoma?

Gliomas are a broad category of brain tumors that arise from glial cells in the brain tissue. Astrocytomas are a common subtype of gliomas. Glioblastomas (GBM) are the most common (and aggressive) subtype of astrocytomas. Glioblastomas are fast-growing and contain their own supply of thin blood vessels, which makes them some of the most complicated brain tumors to treat.

How Experienced Is The Barrow Team In Glioma Treatment, Glioblastoma Treatment, And Astrocytoma Treatment?

Barrow Brain & Spine is the busiest operative brain tumor program in the United States, and our neurosurgeons operate on over 600 patients with gliomas, glioblastomas, or astrocytomas every year.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Glioma, Glioblastoma, And Astrocytoma Treatment?

Typically, these types of brain tumors are first treated with maximal surgical removal, followed by a combination of chemotherapy and non-invasive radiosurgery including ZAP-X, CyberKnife, and Gamma Knife or other targeted radiation therapy technologies. Because each patient is different, our approach to brain tumor treatment is always tailored to the individual and often includes comprehensive genetic testing.

Contact Barrow Brain & Spine To Discuss Your Glioma, Glioblastoma, Or Astrocytoma Treatment Options

Barrow Brain & Spine has multiple locations located throughout Arizona, including centers in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Ahwatukee, and Deer Valley. If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor and are looking for effective treatment, please contact us as soon as possible to schedule your first consultation. From there, our doctors will discuss the best treatment plan for you, which may involve surgery, minimally invasive surgery, targeted radiosurgery or chemotherapy, or a combination of those treatment options.

Hear From Past Barrow Brain Tumor Team Patients

We have more than 8,000 opportunities each year to turn seemingly insurmountable odds into miraculous stories of strength, hope, and most importantly, success. Take a look at some of the people we’ve been privileged to help.

Mom, Barrow, and Sheer Determination Help Teen Shooting Victim Tayler Maggi Survive A Near-Fatal Brain Injury

Eighteen-year-old Tayler Maggi was a Sunnyslope High School senior living the life of a typical teenage boy. His routine consisted of attending school, going to the gym, hanging out with friends, and working part-time at a local bike shop.  However, life took an unexpected turn on the night of April, 9, 2015,when Tayler’s mom, Mindy, […]

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Dr. Andrew Ducruet Visits Sonoran Living TV to Discuss Stroke Intervention

Only one in four people recognize the signs of stroke because symptoms are not always easy to identify.  However, getting help quickly is key! Dr. Andrew Ducruet, an Endovascular Neurosurgeon at Barrow Brain and Spine, appeared on ABC 15’s Sonoran Living TV to share valuable stroke intervention tips with viewers. He also spoke about the […]

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