Neuro-Oncology and Skull-Base Surgery Program Overview

Philosophy

The physicians and surgeons of the division of neuro-oncology and skull-base surgery of NJBSC are committed to offering unparalleled care for the treatment of patients with tumors of the brain, spine and skull-base. Central to this aspiration is the understanding that the diagnosis and management of these tumors requires technical skill, insight, access to advanced technological resources and good judgment only gained by experience. From the initial consultation and throughout active treatment, the physicians of NJBSC are dedicated to providing personal, professional and individualized care. Our treatment philosophy integrates a balanced assessment of the medical needs of the patient, with recognition of the emotional impact of illness on the patient and family. This approach affirms the patient as individual and emphasizes, compassion, empathy, patience and understanding through education.

Coordinating Multidisciplinary Care and Fostering Educational Opportunity

NJBSC neurosurgeons together with their partners from the medical neuro-oncology service coordinate weekly multi-disciplinary neuro-oncology conferences as well as a quarterly pituitary conference to design well considered treatment plans for established and newly diagnosed patients. Additionally, an Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium has been sponsored and organized by NJBSC in partnership with the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack UMC for over ten years. Lecturers and researchers from across the country have been invited to share their research and experience to allow for improvement of neuro-oncology care in the region.

New Brain Tumor Patient Census

Physicians

George J. Kaptain, MD, Daniel K. Lee, MD.