GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - According to the National Cancer Institute, around 23,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord during this year. Approximately 14,000 people will die from brain tumors. A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The tumor can either originate in the brain itself or come from another part of the body and travel to the brain. They may be classified as either benign or malignant, depending on their behavior. Spectrum Health Medical Group has advanced techniques and technology to address brain tumors including skull base procedures, minimally invasive procedures and procedures done while a person is awake. Spectrum Health is the first provider in West and mid-Michigan to acquire iMRI technology, which will be operational in March 2013. The iMRI is a tool which allows surgeons to obtain MRI scans during a surgical procedure. To find out more about this procedure and the resources available at Spectrum Health, contact Dr. Todd Vitaz .
Treating Brain Tumors
-Advanced Techniques & Technology
-Skull base procedures
-Minimally invasive procedures
Dr. Todd Vitaz
Director Neurosurgery Oncology
Spectrum Health Medical Group
25 Michigan, Suite 6100
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