Areas of Expertise

Cancer and Benign Tumors of the Brain, Skull Base, and Spine

Twenty to fifty percent of patients with metastatic cancer will develop metastases to the brain or spine.

Our team has well-established and published experience with treatment of metastatic tumors of the brain and spine. We also have large experience with treatment of meningiomas, ependymomas, gliomas, myxopapillary ependymomas, hemangiomas, pilocytic astrocytomas, and glioblastomas.

Dr. Henderson was interviewed on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams regarding the treatment of former Senator Edward Kennedy’s glioblastoma (view video).

Dr.  Henderson has specialized training for tumors of the skull base and spine.

Specific procedures include:

  • craniotomy and resection of metastatic tumor
  • suboccipital craniotomy and resection of acoustic neuroma or metastatic tumors
  • craniotomy for resection of meningioma
  • craniotomy for resection of glioblastoma or other malignant primary tumors
  • craniotomy and resection of metastatic tumors
  • laminectomy and resection of metastatic spinal cord tumors
  • resection of intradural and extradural tumors
  • stereotactic radiosurgery