Meningioma

Overview

Meningioma is one of the most common non-cancerous tumors that can occur within the head and brain. Meningioma is a tumor that typically appears on the brain’s outer covering (the meninges) and grows slowly, usually only a millimeter or two per year.

At Rhode Island Hospital, our experienced team treats meningioma with a combination of surgery and/or radiation therapy. Typically, complete surgical removal of the tumor is an effective remedy Occasionally, tumors along the base of the skull can’t be removed in their entirety, and may need radiation therapy.

Radiation can be effectively delivered to the tumor in different ways depending on the tumor size and location, while minimizing radiation exposure to the surrounding tissues, using innovative technologies such as image-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), or with our CyberKnife or Gamma Knife technologies. This combination of surgical and non-surgical approaches has been shown effective in treating most meningioma tumors.

Specialty Team

Director

Neurosurgery Department Team

Multidisciplinary Team

Neurooncologists
Heinrich D Elinzano, MD
Alexander C Mohler, MD

Radiation Oncologists
Timothy J. Kinsella, MD
Jaroslaw T. Hepel, MD
Thomas A. DiPetrillo MD
M. Yakub Puthawala MD
Kara Lynne Leonard MD

Pathologists
Douglas C Anthony PHD, MD
Edward G Stopa, MD
John E Donahue, MD

Advanced Practitioners
Julia E Seddon, NP, Neurosurgery
Arieana A Carcieri, NP, Neurology

Conditions We Treat

Meningioma

Technology

LPG Neurosurgery
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788