The Ochsner Brain and Spinal Tumor Program offers adult and child patients nationally-ranked care through an integrated and comprehensive team of board-certified specialists in neurosurgery, oncology and radiation oncology.
Ochsner offers patients the option of treating brain and spine tumors with radiosurgery, a sophisticated, noninvasive treatment option used to destroy tumors with minimal incisions. Our expert neurosurgeons are among Louisiana and the Gulf South’s most experienced in treating tumors using this technology as well as Gamma Knife and linear accelerator-based technologies.
The Ochsner Novalis® Radiosurgery Program offers a high standard of radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). This allows for non-invasive, shaped-beam cancer treatment that takes just minutes out of your day. Novalis radiosurgery treats cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the entire body with one-of-a-kind shaped-beam technology. Shaping the beam precisely to your tumor gives you and your doctor confidence that the best possible treatment dose is delivered while healthy tissue is protected. The program utilizes the TrueBeam™ STx system that performs both SBRT for treatments throughout the body and sterotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for treatments in the brain or central nervous system. TrueBeam STx combines imaging, sophisticated and powerful beam delivery and advanced motion management to perform radiosurgery with great precision and speed.