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Neuro Oncology

 

The Valley Hospital's Blumenthal Cancer Center has established The Institute for Brain and Spine Radiosurgery for patients with malignant and benign conditions of the brain and spinal cord. The Institute is currently using the Novalis Brain Lab radiosurgery system to treat brain metastases and TomoTherapy HiArt system to treat spine lesions. Malignant and benign diseases of the brain are treated at our Gamma Knife Center.

Our team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, neuro-radiologists, a neuro-psychologist, and a highly skilled nursing team.
The Blumenthal Cancer Center’s Neuro-Oncology Disease Management Team and The Institute for Brain and Spine Radiosurgery are led by Anthony D’Ambrosio, M.D.

Dr. D’Ambrosio, who has completed a fellowship in skull base tumors, guides his diverse team to treat brain cancer and neurological conditions at Valley’s Gamma Knife Center. Despite its name, this radiosurgery technique is noninvasive. It focuses specifically on diseased areas to preserve the rest of the brain’s function. With the Gamma Knife®, patients can leave the center the day they are treated. The Gamma Knife is also useful for benign diseases, such as acoustic neuromas and trigeminal neuralgia.

Valley was the first hospital in New Jersey to acquire a CereTom mobile CT scanner. Initially used at the bedside of critically ill patients, doctors discovered added convenience and patient benefit by also using it in operating rooms.

Valley’s neurosurgeons use neuro-navigation technology during brain tumor resections to pinpoint the cancer’s exact location. Brain tumor patients are managed by a team that includes neurologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, neuro-radiologists, and skilled nurses, including a nurse navigator.

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