Why Choose Us

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you want the best care from a team that is at the forefront of brain tumor research and offers the latest medical, surgical, and radiation therapies.

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and our team of Weill Cornell Medicine specialists provide care to hundreds of people with primary and metastatic brain tumors each year. Our clinical activities are combined with the latest research to make treatment more effective and improve outcomes for patients. 

Our Approach

Multi-Disciplinary Neuro-Oncology Team Approach

Our highly experienced physicians, including neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists, neuro-pathologists, and other specialists, use the most advanced techniques. Through our precision medicine program, our physicians analyze the biology of your tumor and create a treatment plan tailored to your individual diagnosis and medical needs.

Supportive Care to Address All Your Needs

At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we understand the burden that brain cancer can place on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Each person on your extended care team focuses on your comfort and addressing all of your needs. We help relieve symptoms and offer assistance with practical matters such as financial concerns, and psychosocial support for you and your family during treatment.

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of Brain Tumors

Symptoms of a brain tumor can vary depending on the type and location of the tumor. Some patients may experience very subtle symptoms that gradually become worse, while others experience symptoms that are rapid and occur suddenly, including:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Personality changes
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Vision changes
  • Slurred speech
  • Paralysis or weakness
  • Problems with walking and coordination
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Memory loss

Since these symptoms may be caused by conditions other than a tumor, patients should see their healthcare providers to help determine the cause.

Diagnosing Tumors of the Brain

We offer and maintain state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques designed to make a precise diagnosis and develop more effective interventions for tumors of the brain:

  • Advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • MR spectroscopy
    • MR perfusion
    • Diffusion MRI
  • Computed tomography (CT)

Research & Clinical Trials

Advancing Neuro-Oncology Treatment through Brain Tumor Research

The neurosurgeons, researchers, physicians, and scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, the Lang Research Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine are committed to collaboration and developing new treatment and diagnostic approaches for patients.

Clinical Trials

We are leading and participating in clinical trials of new therapies and developing new ways to deliver anticancer drugs to brain cancers more directly and effectively. Our researchers are assessing other investigational therapies, such as targeted therapies and treatments that harness the immune system's power to fight cancer (immunotherapy).

Awards & Recognition

Recognized for high standards in neurosurgery and neurological care.

Five-Star for Cranial Neurosurgery

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is a Healthgrades® Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2021.

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is a Recipient of the 2021 Healthgrades® Neurosurgery Excellence Award™.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Neurology & Neurosurgery

718-670-1837 Neurosurgery

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