A brain tumor is a growth in the brain which can be either malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous). According to the American Brain Tumor Association, nearly 78,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year. This figure includes nearly 25,000 primary malignant and 53,000 non-malignant brain tumors.
- Metastatic brain tumors: brain tumors are tumors which have spread to the brain from primary sites such as lung or breast.
- Acoustic neuromas: benign tumors which grow on the VIII cranial nerve and connect the inner ear with the brain.
- Pituitary adenomas: benign tumors which grow on the pituitary gland.
- Trigeminal neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia is a debilitating condition which affects the V cranial nerve. The most common cause of trigeminal neuralgia is a blood vessel pressing on the nerve near the brain stem. Treatment options are open surgery (micro vascular decompression) and CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery. (Please see our CyberKnife link for more information).
Dr. Swaid Swaid has treated patients from all over the world who have been diagnosed with different kinds of brain tumors. He has operated on over 5,000 patients with various kinds of brain tumors. He has specialized over the years in treating many brain tumors with the CyberKnife System (please see the link for CyberKnife for more information).
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumor or trigeminal neuralgia, call our office to make an appointment to be evaluated by Dr. Swaid.