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 Cancer Types

  • Metastatic cancer to the brain and spine
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Brainstem glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Vestibular schwannoma/acoustic neuroma
  • Pituitary tumors
  • CNS lymphoma

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
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IMRT, FSRT)
  • Helical Tomotherapy
  • Advanced brain imaging technology (functional MRI, PET imaging, MR spectography, diffusion tensor MR tractography)

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