Brain Tumor Expertise + Technology = Exceptional Outcomes
Mayfield physicians treat more than 1,300 patients with tumors of the brain and central nervous system each year. Our skilled, highly trained neurosurgeons deliver the most advanced treatments for benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine.
By choosing Mayfield as your neurosurgical provider, you and your loved one will receive coordinated, patient-centered care in facilities with state-of-the-art surgical theaters, stereotactic radiosurgery technologies, and critical care units.
A patient's treatment depends on the type, size, and location of his or her tumor. Our specialists meet at bi-weekly Tumor Board Conferences to discuss complex cases and develop a recommended treatment path for each individual patient.
Experts in the care of:
We work collaboratively with medical oncology and radiation oncology specialists at leading hospital systems throughout the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region.
The Christ Hospital Health Network Neurosurgery Department: In 2021, Mayfield and The Christ Hospital Health Network expanded their long-time collaboration to enhance care for patients with brain tumors and other brain diseases. Brain tumor patients at The Christ Hospital receive a full portfolio of the most advanced neurosurgical care using cutting-edge equipment, treatment and procedures. The multidisciplinary team includes fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgery nurses and rehabilitation therapists. The two organizations are dedicated to bringing leading-edge innovations and clinical research trials to Cincinnati through the Lindner Research Institute and the Mayfield Education & Research Foundation.
In 2019, Mercy Health Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and Certification for brain tumor care. It was the fourth center of its kind in the nation to earn this certification. Mercy Health, OHC (Oncology Hematology Care), and Mayfield form an elite Brain Tumor Center team of 22 physicians in 8 medical specialties. The center features the region's only fellowship-trained team of physicians who treat tumors of the skull base and includes the region's only Gamma Knife radiosurgery system. Experts meet regularly at a multidisciplinary Tumor Board conference to discuss treatment strategies for complex tumors.
TriHealth Neuroscience Institute: In 2018 TriHealth's Good Samaritan Hospital became the first hospital in the Midwest and the third in the United States to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Brain Tumor Certification. The Gold Seal is a symbol of national quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Mayfield and TriHealth brain tumor specialists meet regularly at Tumor Board to review challenging cases and recommend treatment plans. The Tumor Board includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and the region's only fellowship-trained neuro-oncologist.
St. Elizabeth Neuro-Oncology, Mayfield and St. Elizabeth Physicians work collaboratively to diagnose and treat adult patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors. The multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board meets weekly to discuss treatment and management strategies for common or rare brain tumors. The team includes physician and nurse specialists in neurosurgery, medical neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, neuro-pathology, and the region's only fellowship-trained neuro-oncologist. The Neuro-Oncology Clinic gives patients and their loved ones access to multiple support staff to assure their needs are addressed.
Conditions we treat:
Skull base tumors
Technologies we use:
• Awake craniotomy
• Continuous EEG recording
• Endoscopic surgery
• Gamma Knife® ICON radiosurgery
• GammaTile™ Therapy radiation seeds
• Intraoperative Airo® CT
• Intraoperative ultrasound
• Tumor fluorescence-guided surgery
• Tumor treating field therapy
Videos on YouTube
How Image-guided Surgery Works
Dr. Christopher McPherson explains Tumor Board — multiple opinions form a team-based approach to brain tumor treatment.