Brain Tumor Treatments & Procedures

Find a Brain Tumor Specialist Near You

The brain tumor experts at Houston Methodist bring leading edge training and experience to individualized care. From diagnosis through treatment, our specialists bring the latest advancements in brain tumor treatment to every challenge.

Our approach to tumor treatment merges the latest advancements in medical science with one-on-one care. Houston Methodist neurologists are specialists, active researchers and educators with world-class experience. We apply leading-edge innovations to our practice, directly benefiting patients with brain, spine and pituitary tumors. 


Treatment methods include: 

  • Precision surgery with tools like BrainPath, a virtual image guidance system that uses imaging to achieve unprecedented accuracy 
  • Chemotherapy with conventional drugs, immunotherapies and other novel agents 
  • Radiation therapy with focused high-energy beams, stereotactic radiosurgery or implants 
  • Targeted drug therapy 
  • Clinical trials 
  • Follow-up care and rehabilitation 


These latest approaches are research-based and safer than ever. Our treatments have complication rates of less than 1%, and each approach is designed to preserve function. 

Learn More About Brain Tumors

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Learn more about brain tumors and their treatments using Emmi, our collection of multimedia patient education programs.
Brain Tumor Education >

Find Patient Resources

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Get information to prepare for your visit as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
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Find Clinical Trials

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Houston Methodist is leading the way in research to find innovative treatment options.
Find a brain tumor clinical trial >

Support Groups 

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We offer more than just compassionate care. Our brain tumor support group provides patients with an outlet for discussing their unique concerns and the emotions surrounding their conditions.
Learn more about our support group >

Meet Brain Tumor Survivor Ed McCumber

When confronted with an aggressive and recurring glioblastoma, Ed McCumber turned to the experts at Houston Methodist for help. Dr. David Baskin, one of our neurosurgeons, successfully removed the stubborn tumor and used a specialized form of therapy, which was invented at our hospital, to successfully treat the remaining cancer cells.

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