Where would you turn if you were diagnosed with a brain tumor?
Each year, more than a thousand families turn to the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center headquartered at Overlook Medical Center. The institute has been ranked No. 1 for neurosurgery in NY, NJ, CT and PA, and among the top 5% of the nation’s neuroscience programs five years in a row.
Here, patients and their loved ones navigate the journey from diagnosis through treatment. Throughout each step, they are surrounded by the support and guidance of a multidisciplinary team of experts who deliver state-of-the-art care with state-of-the-art compassion.
“Being diagnosed with a brain tumor instantly transforms a person’s life … and the lives of those close to them. It carries shock, fear and fundamental worry about if things will ever be the same again. We understand that and treat patients as we would our own family,” says Robert Aiken, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center. “We provide a nearly unmatched host of programs and resources to help ease the worry, offer comfort and keep hope alive, all while focusing on delivering cutting-edge neuro-oncological care that may include participation in clinical trials.”
“We have designed a program that puts patients and families at the center of everything – the nation’s top medical experts, the latest minimally invasive and image-guided neurosurgical techniques, functional and awake brain mapping, neuro-oncologists dedicated to the treatment of brain tumors, molecular diagnostics in neuropathology that plays a key role in developing personalized tumor treatment plans, the region’s largest and most experienced CyberKnife® program, advanced clinical trials, and complementary integrative therapies,” explains Yaron Moshel, MD, PhD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center.