Low-Grade Glioma: Diagnosis & Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Pictured: Philip Gutin Neurosurgeons such as Philip Gutin, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, are experienced in using new technologies that have made operations for low-grade gliomas safe and more effective than ever before.

Memorial Sloan Kettering is home to a multidisciplinary team of physicians – including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neuropathologists, and neuroradiologists – that specializes in caring for people with low-grade gliomas.

We are among the most experienced centers in the world, with hundreds of patients who have low-grade gliomas coming to us for treatment every year. Our doctors use the latest diagnostic tools, surgical and imaging technologies, treatments, and long-term monitoring and support methods.

The optimal treatment for low-grade glioma is surgery to remove the tumor. New technologies have made surgery for low-grade gliomas safer and more effective than ever before. Neurosurgeons at Memorial Sloan Kettering use advanced equipment before and during surgery to protect important areas of the brain related to vision, movement, and other functions, and to preserve your quality of life as much as possible.

In addition, our Brain Tumor Center, which was established to foster collaboration between our physicians and researchers, is continually conducting clinical research to improve treatment for people with brain tumors. For people who do not respond to initial treatment or whose tumor returns after therapy, Memorial Sloan Kettering can often offer the option of participation in a clinical trial of a new experimental therapy that may not be available at most other centers.

Learn more about how we diagnose and treat people with low-grade glioma.