Larry and Betsy Orr: During this time the Orrs made a commitment to themselves and to Piedmont Hospital to establish a premier brain tumor center in Atlanta.
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Many brain tumors can be surgically removed, depending on the type of tumor, the location of the tumor and the patient's overall health status. Some tumors can be monitored using repeated diagnostic studies, such as regularly scheduled MRI or CT scans. Others, such as skull base tumors and acoustic neuromas require a team approach to treatment of the tumor. Other technology includes STEALTH-guided navigation or stereotactic surgical navigation. This procedure may result in less bleeding and less mechanical trauma and can also reduce the size of the tumor. At the Piedmont Brain Tumor Center, each tumor and each patient is managed individually based on a careful review of the patient's status, the diagnostic studies and discussions with the specialists involved in the care of the patient.