The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health Brain Tumor Center
The Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health offers hope to patients and their families who are facing the diagnosis of a brain tumor. The Center provides comprehensive and compassionate state-of-the-art care for residents of the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region and beyond. The Brain Tumor Center attracts patients from across the country and is an important referral destination for patients seen at Mercy Health’s 23 hospitals throughout Ohio and Kentucky.
Comprehensive brain tumor care
The Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health has partnered with Mayfield Brain & Spine, the region’s largest neurosurgical practice, and OHC (Oncology Hematology Care), the region’s largest oncology practice. The Center comprises 22 physicians in 8 medical specialties, including neurosurgery, otolaryngology (ENT), radiation oncology and medical oncology, as well as highly trained nurse practitioners, registered nurses and medical physicists. It features the region’s only fellowship-trained team of physicians who treat tumors of the skull base.
The Brain Tumor Center’s team of experienced specialists provide treatment for every type of benign and malignant brain tumor. Those conditions include:
- Metastatic tumors
- Skull base tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Acoustic neuroma
- Brain lesions
- Spinal tumors
A patient’s treatment depends on the type, size and location of his or her tumor. The Center’s specialists meet at a bi-weekly Tumor Board Conference to discuss complex cases and develop a recommended treatment path for each individual patient.
Access to a full spectrum of cutting-edge treatments
The Jewish Hospital includes the only Gamma Knife® ICON™ in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region. The ICON enables the team to treat virtually any location in the brain with ultra-high precision and minimal effect on healthy tissue. The ICON promises accuracy to .5 millimeters while delivering a radiation dose to healthy tissue that is two to five times lower than competing technologies. The frameless “mask” option enables treatment of large lesions.
The Center also offers the following treatments and technologies:
- Intraoperative Airo® CT
- Stereotactic neuro-navigation
- Intraoperative fluorescence-guided surgery
- Intraoperative ultrasound and electrophysiology
- Continuous EEG recording
- Awake craniotomy
- Microscopic and endoscopic surgery
- Tumor treating field therapy
- Systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy
The Brain Tumor Center’s partnership with OHC gives patients access to the newest treatments through OHC’s clinical trials program. Through its affiliation with The US Oncology Network, a national network of independent physicians, OHC’s researchers have access to more than 300 clinical trials. OHC’s clinical trials program is one of only six community oncology practices in the nation recognized by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Mercy Health Foundation
Patients fighting brain tumors at The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health often struggle to afford even daily essentials. You can help brain tumor patients cover out-of-pocket healthcare costs by making a donation here:Donate Now