Patient Stories

PITUITARY TUMOR SURGERY BRIGHTENS PATIENT'S FUTURE

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Patient Emily Schupp's pituitary tumor continued to grow, despite early treatment. She feared the tumor would affect her vision and her chances of becoming pregnant. Surgery saved Schupp’s eyesight, and she looks forward to starting a family.

PITUITARY TUMOR SURGERY BRIGHTENS PATIENT'S FUTURE

Brain Tumor Stories
Kristen Daniell's migraine headaches became progressively worse. Tests revealed a tumor after Daniell experienced some paralysis. Surgeons removed the tumor using tiny tools and ultrasonography.

Survivor from Original Prognosis — Novel Gene Therapy Attacked Brain Tumor

Because his glioblastoma tumor was located in the speech and logic center of his brain, Matt Futer could only have a portion of the tumor removed. His original physician told him, “That’s it. Half your brain is cancer.” Soon after this prognosis, Matt found Dr. David Baskin and his team at Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center .

PITUITARY TUMOR SURGERY SPARES PATIENT'S EYESIGHT

Marcie Lester's pituitary tumor was in an area vital to brain function and vision. Neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, describes the surgery that saved Lester's vision.

ADVANCED NONSURGICAL ENDOSCOPY, RADIATION USED TO REMOVE PITUITARY TUMOR

Neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, describes the treatments and therapies used to remove Belinda Amboree's pituitary tumor. The tumor pressed against her optic nerve and caused vision loss.

BRAIN CANCER TREATMENT SAVES PATIENT'S LIFE:

Young and healthy, Denham Turner describes his shock after he was diagnosed with cancer deep in his brain. Denham duscusses how neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and the team at Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center treated his cancer.

PATIENT SURVIVES PITUITARY TUMOR MISTAKEN AS SINUS INFECTION

Jed Duplantis thought he had a sinus infection until vision problems prompted him to see his doctor. He underwent endoscopic surgery after imaging revealed a large pituitary tumor pressing on his optic nerve.

PATIENT AWAKE, ALERT DURING CRANIOTOMY

Neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, performs an awake craniotomy on patient Nancy Green. Imaging revealed a tumor in a vital area in Green's brain that controls speech and word interpretation. Baskin uses advanced imaging and technology to map a safe surgical path, which Green verifies by reading during surgery.

TUMOR CAUSES ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON TO SUFFER HEADACHES, LOSS OF VISION:

Orthopedic surgeon Wayne Johnson, MD, describes the pituitary tumor that pressed against the optic nerve, causing headaches and vision loss. Neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, uses minimally invasive technology to remove Johnson's tumor and restore his vision.

PATIENT'S TUMOR-GROWING GENETIC DISORDER MANAGED WITH EXPERTISE AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY:

Neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, describes how he has managed patient Adnand Mirza's neurofibromatosis for decades. Mirza's condition repeatedly causes tumors to form on nerve tissue anywhere in the body, including the spine.

SCHWANNOMA TUMOR REMOVED DURING COMPLEX SURGERY:

Patient Doug Wood describes how a bicycle injury revealed a tumor between the top of his spinal cord and base of his brain. Neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, expains the delicate surgery he performed to remove the tumor and preserve Wood's spinal cord.

FUNCTION RESTORED FOLLOWING BRAIN TUMOR SURGERY

Patient Lisa Goff describes how a seizure led her and her mother to find neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center. Baskin performs minimally invasive surgery to remove Goff's tumor in the brain area that controls motor function.

PATIENT SURVIVES BRAIN TUMOR WITH ADVANCED SURGERY:

Memory problems and a suspicious vision test led patient Judy Elliot to neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center. Elliot and Baskin discuss her treatment and recovery.

COMPLEX SURGERY REMOVES TUMOR PRESSING ON SPINAL CORD

Patient Santiago Quizanos, who suffers from Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer, describes how a tumor pressing on his spinal cord paralyzed him. Neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, and director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, describes how he removes the tumor and restores Quizanos' function.

MENINGIOMA TUMOR REMOVED:

Patient Marna Gonzalez de Garza describes why she selected neurosurgeon David Baskin, MD, to remove the benign brain tumor at the base of her skull. Baskin, director of Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center, explains the technology used to help him perform the delicate surgery.
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Houston Methodist Hospital - Texas Medical Center
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Houston, TX 77030 
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