University of Colorado
Hospital’s Brain Tumor Program is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program
dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the
brain. We are the leading center for
adult brain tumors in the Rocky Mountain region, with survival after treatment
at our center well above national and state averages.
What is the University of Colorado Hospital
The Brain Tumor Program at
University of Colorado Hospital currently cares for the largest number of patients
with brain tumors in the state of Colorado.
At UCH, we take a team-based approach to care, involving neurosurgeons,
neuro-oncologists, neuropathologists, radiation oncologists,
neuropsychologists, neuro-intensivists, research coordinators, and a brain
tumor support group to enhance the physical and emotional wellbeing of patients
diagnosed with brain tumors.
Specifically, we offer:
neuro-specific intensive care unit in the Rocky Mountain region (24 beds), with
24-hour coverage by fellowship-trained neuro-intensivists and neuro-specific
trained, nationally recognized neurosurgery faculty focused in neurosurgical
oncology and skull base neurosurgery.
participation in clinical brain tumor research in the Rocky Mountain region,
with excellent coordination between clinical and research personnel.
MRI scanner, improving the safety and success of surgical resections.
invasive cranial endoscopy and microscopy for improved outcomes despite smaller
intraoperative neuronavigation with Medtronic Stealth and BrainLab.
3T MRI scanning capability, including functional MRI, MR spectroscopy, and
diffusion tensor tractography.
Over 20 years of
experience performing awake craniotomies with neuronavigation and intra-operative
neurophysiology to preserve neurological function in patients with tumors in
A regional 2nd
opinion center for Neuropathology, including access to tumor biomarkers only
offered here for the entire region.
Private rooms for
every patient in a new, state-of-the art inpatient facility.
regional care program for patients who desire adjuvant treatment closer to
home, with interaction with a number of hospitals and clinics throughout the
Rocky Mountain region.
While our patient volume
gives us the experience to provide excellent care to our brain tumor patients,
our personalized and well-coordinated approach gives every patient and their
family superb individual attention. Come
and experience the University of Colorado Hospital Brain Tumor Program
difference, and see why it is one of the most effective and experienced brain
tumor programs in the country.