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Barrow Neurological Institute has been a neurological pioneer since its inception, leading the way in the development of cutting-edge treatments and surgical procedures, research, and the creation of outstanding programs and centers. One of the areas in which Barrow has forged numerous advancements is brain tumor diagnosis and neurosurgery. Every year, we treat thousands of patients with brain tumors, including some of the most difficult cases in the world.


What do we treat?

There are many different types of brain tumors, but at Barrow we have experience treating all of them. Some tumors we commonly see in our clinic include:

  • acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas)
  • chordomas
  • ependymomas
  • germ cell tumors
  • gliomas (includes glioblastomas, gliosarcomas, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and oligoastrocytomas)
  • medulloblastomas (includes primitive neuroectodermal tumors, or PNETs)
  • meningiomas
  • pineal-region tumors (includes pineocytomas and pineoblastomas)
  • pituitary tumors (includes pituitary adenomas)
  • schwannomas
  • secondary brain tumors

Learn more about brain tumors


Harnessing the Latest Technology

Our commitment to patient care is augmented by the newest advances in surgical techniques, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and diagnostic imaging. Some of the advanced treatments we offer include:

  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • CyberKnife radiosurgery
  • intraoperative confocal microscopy
  • advanced intraoperative imaging
  • access to the latest clinical trials and chemotherapeutic drugs


The Experience You Need

The Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is the largest and busiest brain tumor treatment clinic in the United States. Our neurosurgical oncologists, neuro-oncologists, and neuroradiologists have experience treating every kind of brain tumor. Every day we treat patients with tumors ranging from simple to complex and challenging.

In addition, our team of brain tumor specialists meets on a weekly basis to review your condition and progress, ensuring that your case is reviewed by a board of specialists who work cooperatively to devise the best possible treatment plan.


Fast Online Second Opinions

Have your been told that your brain tumor is inoperable? Are you unsure about the treatment plan that has been suggested for you? At Barrow, we believe second opinions are an important part of getting the best treatment for your brain tumor. That's why we offer the expertise of our neuro-oncology team online. In most cases you can get an opinion from one of our specialists in just 5-7 business days, without the hassle and headache of mailing medical records and imaging studies.

Get a brain tumor second opinion


How can we help you?

For more information, please call 1-800-BARROW1 (227-7691) or (602) 406-6281.

Brain Tumor Center
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

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Barrow Neurological Institute
350 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 406-3000