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Brain Tumors

With a brain tumor, the first step you take is important. Our expert team works together to provide a precise diagnosis, second opinion consultations and the most effective treatment options, including stereotactic radiosurgery. We combine advanced research, technology and techniques with compassionate care to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. We work closely with cancer experts in other disciplines to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Download our brain tumor treatment guide

Talk to our care team or download our treatment guide. By downloading our guide, you’ll learn about:

  • Types of brain tumors, including gliomas
  • Symptoms of brain tumors
  • How brain tumors are graded and diagnosed
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options

Conditions We Treat

We treat a range of brain conditions, including:

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    Acoustic neuromas
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    Benign brain tumors
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    Brain cancer
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    Essential Parkinson's tremor
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    Trigeminal neuralgia

Meet Your Care Team

Ryan T. Merrell
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Ryan T. MerrellBS, MD

    Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurologic Surgery, Neurology, Neurosciences
Alexander C. Mohler

Alexander C. MohlerMD

    Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Neurosciences
Lola B. Chambless
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4.8

Lola B. ChamblessMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pituitary Surgery
Peter J. Morone

Peter J. MoroneMD, MSCI

    Acoustic Neuroma, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pituitary Surgery
Allen K. Sills

Allen K. SillsJr, MD

    Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Reid C. Thompson
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4.9

Reid C. ThompsonMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Anthony J. Cmelak
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4.8

Anthony J. CmelakMD

    Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosciences, Primary and Metastatic Nervous System Cancers, Radiation Oncology, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers
Karen M. Brown
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Karen M. BrownAPRN, AGACNP-BC

    Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Jeffrey A. Cummings

Jeffrey A. CummingsPA

    Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Neurosciences
Natalie J. Hall
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Natalie J. HallDNP, APRN, ANVP-BC

    Aneurysm, Cerebral, Brain Tumor/Cancer, Carotid Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Vascular Neurosurgery

Why Choose Brain Tumor Care at Vanderbilt

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    Recognized cancer care

    The National Cancer Institute designates us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer.

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    Knowledge and experience in surgery

    Our specialized team has performed more than 10,000 brain surgeries with excellent outcomes. This experience translates into the best possible care and outcomes for you.

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    Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.

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    Team approach

    Our neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists combine their expertise to create a personalized care plan that is right for you. We also work with nutritionists and psychiatrists and psychologists to meet all of your physical and emotional needs.  

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    Innovation in cancer care

    As a research-based cancer center, we are at the forefront of the latest treatments for brain tumors including stereotactic radiosurgery. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, sophisticated treatment available.

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    Patient care coordinators

    Our patient care coordinators guide you through your care plan. They can help you schedule appointments, gather medical records, address concerns and coordinate your care among all the specialists involved in your treatment.

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    Cancer clinical trials

    As a leading cancer research center, we offer the latest approaches being studied in clinical trials. When you take part in a cancer clinical trial, you have the chance to help improve treatment for others, while also receiving expert care from our experienced doctors and research nurses. Find a clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Locations

1500 21st Avenue South, The Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 1506
Nashville, TN 37212