Glioma is a tumor that emerges from the supportive tissue (or glial cells) of the brain. There are several types of gliomas – astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma and glioblastoma – differentiated by where the growth begins. Gliomas differ in severity, malignancy and symptoms.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by glioma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. These advanced techniques often minimize damage to surrounding tissue and result in less scarring and pain. Minimally invasive techniques can help some patients who are not good candidates for traditional surgery because their gliomas are growing in highly sensitive areas.