American Family Children's Hospital

Brain Tumors

The UW Health neurosurgery program in provides surgical treatment for patients with brain tumors. Working in concert with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, our multidisciplinary team sees more than 1,200 brain tumor patients annually, with common as well as rare brain cancers.



  • Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm: (800) 622-8922 or 262-5223
  • After hours: Referring physicians can call the Access Center at (800) 472-0111

Brain Tumor Types

  • Meningioma
  • Vestibular schwannoma/acoustic neuroma
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Metastatic cancer to the brain and spine
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Brainstem glioma
  • CNS lymphoma
  • Neurological tumors/gangliomas
  • Tumors of peripheral nerves, neurofibromas and schwannomas

Treatments and Procedures

  • Advanced craniotomy techniques for microsurgical resection (frameless stealth computer navigation, awake language and motor mapping)
  • Complex skull base surgery
  • Stereotactic tumor biopsy
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery
  • Trans-sphenoidal craniotomy
  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IMRT, FSRT)
  • Helical Tomotherapy
  • Advanced brain imaging technology (functional MRI, PET imaging, MR spectroscopy, diffusion tensor MR tractography)

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