Sutter Neuroscience Institute's Brain Tumor Team brings hope to the lives of every brain tumor patient and family we work with. Through our multidisciplinary team, we provide a continuum of care for brain tumors, no matter a patient’s age or stage of diagnosis.
We believe that successful treatment is directly related to our ability to get to know our patient, their family and goals for the future. Our neuro-oncologist regularly meets with our patients to discuss their diagnosis, outlook, treatment options, pathology path and opportunities for clinical trials.
Our care extends throughout clinical treatment. We have specialized case managers, social workers, Child Life Specialists and support staff that understand the anxiety and stress a brain tumor diagnosis can have on the patient and their family – emotionally, physically and monetarily. We provide assistance in finding options that can help the patient and family, including counseling, support groups and financial assistance.
An added benefit of Sutter Neuroscience Institute is our Brain Tumor Board which meets regularly to review and discuss the medical condition and treatment options of our patients. This provides a platform for multidisciplinary discussion, innovative and comprehensive treatment plans for patients.
We coordinate the care of our patients with the highly specialized physicians at Sutter Cancer Center and the Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento. Our team includes specialists from neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, endocrinology, neuroradiology, pathology, neurotology, neuro-ophthalmology, interventional neuroradiology and neuropsychology.