Brain Surgery Directory
Brain surgery could be done for a variety of reasons: benign tumors, cancer, epilepsy, head injury, and more. One type of surgery, called deep brain stimulation, activates a part of the brain to reduce tremors or other symptoms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how brain surgery is done, why it's done, and much more.
Brain Cancer and Gliomas
Learn all about the symptoms, prognosis, and treatment of malignant glioma, a broad category of brain and spinal cord tumors.
What Is Glioblastoma?
Glioblastoma is a type of astrocytoma, a cancer that forms from star-shaped cells in the brain called astrocytes. In adults, this cancer usually starts in the cerebrum, the largest part of your brain.
Brain Cancer Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about brain cancer treatment, including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
Essential Tremor and Stereotactic Thalamotomy
Stereotactic thalamotomy, a brain surgery that destroys the thalamus, is used to treat essential tremor when all other treatment options have failed. WebMD tells you more.