Brain Tumor Center
Our comprehensive approach is reenvisioning the treatment of brain tumors while reinforcing compassionate care.
The Montefiore Brain Tumor Center’s multidisciplinary team comprises neurosurgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, radiologists, patient navigators and additional support staff so that we may offer our patients a complete spectrum of care. The integrated staff brings to bear the latest techniques and technology from diagnosis to surgery to radiation and aftercare. Our goal is to advance positive outcomes while providing patients with as many options as possible.
Giving Barbara a Second Act
When Barbara, a retired teacher and track coach, was suffering from a painful chronic nerve condition, a co-worker suggested she see Dr. Eskandar, the Chair of Neurosurgery. A subsequent MRI revealed three brain tumors. After two successful surgeries, Barbara is back living her life to the fullest.
Montefiore is well known for possessing state-of-the-art technology and technology implementation. Our team uses high-resolution image guidance for brain navigation and continuous electrophysiologic monitoring of important brain structures. In addition, CT (computed tomography) scanning and ultrasound imaging during surgery adds to the world-class brain tumor care and superior outcomes we provide.
Our specialists are trained in both minimally invasive and open or endoscopic approaches with extensive experience in difficult cases such as awake brain tumor surgery and surgery in eloquent portions of the brain.
Every patient’s tumor is different and should be treated uniquely and individually. Our goal is to combine the latest medical and nonmedical technology with highly trained and skilled surgeons to provide outstanding care.
Montefiore is working to restore patients’ health while also offering supportive environment to help them heal. Our brain tumor team is lead by these experienced physicians:
Neurosurgical Team Leader
Medical Oncology: Rasim A. Gucalp, MD
Neuro-oncology: Katharine A. McNeill, MD
Neurointerventional: Seon-Kyu Lee, MD
Neurophysiology: Alan D. Legatt, MD
Conditions We Treat
Our multidisciplinary brain tumor team treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which you will find listed below. In addition to these, we have experience in treating many other conditions. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation so that we can review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.
- Brain tumor
- Metastatic brain tumor
- Vestibular schwannoma
Treatments We Offer
Treatment plans are designed to maximize our patients’ care, returning them to health as quickly as possible. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of the surgical and nonsurgical treatments we offer at the Montefiore Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center.
- Brain tumor surgery
- Laser ablation
- Motor mapping of the brain
- Neuro navigation
- Speech mapping of the brain
- Stereotactic surgery
Montefiore embraces a collaborative approach.
For patient referrals or consultations,
please contact us at (646) 877-8763.
Patients and Families
For more information about Montefiore's Department of Neurological Surgery,
please contact us at (718) 920-7400.