With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology in all our facilities, you and your loved one can count on the team at Central New York Brain & Spine Neurosurgery to provide the highest level of brain care. Our team sees patients from the Utica, Rome and Oneida areas with brain tumors and masses, aneurysms, and those with neuralgia or blood flow issues due to malformations.
We have extensive experience treating the following conditions:
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Our world class surgeons treat brain tumors in adults and children with expert care. A brain tumor is a collection, or mass, of abnormal cells in your brain. Your skull, which encloses your brain, is very rigid. Any growth inside such a restricted space can cause problems. Brain tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). When benign or malignant tumors grow, they can cause the pressure inside your skull to increase. This can cause brain damage, and it can be life-threatening.
Astrocytomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor within the group of brain tumors called gliomas. Primary means they have originated from the brain instead of spreading from elsewhere. About one third of all brain tumors diagnosed are astrocytomas.
Glioblastoma can occur at any age, but tends to occur more often in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting and seizures.
A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord.
Pituitary tumors are common and often they don’t cause health problems. Most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them. The most common type of pituitary tumor produces hormones and disrupts the balance of hormones in your body. This can cause endocrine diseases such as Cushing’s syndrome and hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms of pituitary tumors include headaches, vision problems, nausea and vomiting, problems caused by the production of too many hormones.
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)