The Brain Tumor Program at University of Colorado Hospital 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:
· The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer
Center in the Rocky Mountain region (and one of only 49 in the US).
· Highly coordinated inter-disciplinary care, including a weekly
multidisciplinary tumor board (NeuStrategy Cranial Tumor Gold
Status Center of Excellence).
· The only neuro-specific intensive care
unit in the Rocky Mountain region (24 beds), with 24-hour
coverage by fellowship-trained neuro-intensivists and neuro-specific nursing
· The Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife
Center, which has treated over 5000 brain lesions since 1993.
· A comprehensive electronic medical record, allowing a secure
environment for documenting and coordinating patient care.
· Fellowship trained, nationally recognized neurosurgery
faculty focused in neurosurgical oncology and skull base neurosurgery.
· The largest participation in national and regional clinical
brain tumor research in the Rocky Mountain region, with
excellent coordination between clinical and research personnel.
· Intraoperative MRI scanner, improving the safety and success
of surgical resections.
· Minimally invasive cranial endoscopy and microscopy for improved
outcomes despite smaller incisions.
· Stereotactic intraoperative neuronavigation with Medtronic Stealth
· High-definition 3T MRI scanning capability, including functional
MRI, MR spectroscopy, and diffusion tensor tractography.
· Over 30 years of experience performing awake craniotomies with
neuronavigation and intra-operative neurophysiology to preserve neurological
function in patients with tumors in eloquent areas.
· Two of only three fellowship-trained neuro-oncologists 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
· Well-coordinated 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.
· A Brain
Tumor Support Group that meets monthly to offer support to
patients and their families.
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.