Meningiomas are typically noncancerous tumors that form on the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord (the meninges). Because they are slow growing, small tumors may require monitoring only with annual MRIs, but large meningiomas often call for surgical removal since they can interfere with normal body function and produce serious side effects, including seizures, difficulty speaking, paralysis of eye movement and hearing loss.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by meningioma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove tumors with immense accuracy. Using laser technology, endoscopes and 3-D brain mapping, our surgeons isolate the tumor and preserve the adjacent healthy tissue that lines the brain and spine. This area is critical to all essential body functions, from breathing to walking. Recovery times are shorter, because no incision is made.