Michael McDermott, M.D., neurosurgeon and chief medical executive of Miami Neuroscience Institute, is officially the #1 expert in meningiomas worldwide.
When you come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for brain tumor treatment, you can expect:
- A team that is dedicated to treating your brain tumor safely, but aggressively, to help you live disease-free for as long as possible.
- Seamless collaboration between neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-oncologists and radiation oncologists, all with the goal of providing more personalized and effective treatment. Our partnership with Miami Cancer Institute plays a vital role in treating brain tumors.
- Access to the latest therapies for brain tumors, including many experimental treatments and clinical trials not yet widely available.
"Brain tumors can be benign or cancerous. They can be low- or high-grade, describing if they are slow- or fast-growing. They can originate in the brain, as a primary tumor, or they can spread, or metastasize, to the brain from cancer in another part of the body."
Brain Tumor Clinical Trials
Our brain tumor board meets once a week to discuss any new patient cases. During these meetings, a diverse set of specialists from all areas of neurology and cancer care come together to determine the right treatment plan for each patient. This allows for a comprehensive evaluation that can lead to a more effective treatment.
The extent of your recovery will depend on the type of brain tumor you have and its location. Most patients will stay in the hospital for two to five days, and we aim to get you mobile as soon as possible after surgery. Your recovery will include pain management and may also include some rehabilitation, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy.
We treat both adults and pediatric brain tumor patients at Miami Neuroscience Institute. Our skilled team has the expertise and the compassion to ensure that children with brain tumors feel safe and involved in their care.