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Baylor Scott & White Neuro-Oncology Associates

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Individualized and innovative tumor care in Dallas, TX

 
 

Baylor Scott & White Neuro-Oncology Associates offers innovative treatment for primary brain and spinal tumors.

Karen Fink, MD, PhD and Divya Mella, MD strive to incorporate the latest in clinical trials and treatment options for our patients brain tumor to sustain hope and achieve positive outcomes.

  • Current Trends in Brain Tumor Treatment Options

    Each year, 20,000 new cases of primary brain tumor are diagnosed in the United States. According to Dr. Karen Fink, MD, a neurologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, a principal investigator with Baylor Research Institute, much of the new research in brain tumor treatment is focused on studying individual tumors at the molecular and genetic level.

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  • Formularios para pacientes
  • Información de la cita
  • What To Ask Your Doctor
  • Resource Websites
  • Recursos en línea para pacientes
  • Mybswhealth
  • Pague su cuenta
  • Asistencia financiera
  • Seguro aceptado

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Información de la cita

At BSW Neuro-Oncology Associates, tumors of the brain, central nervous system and peripheral nervous system are treated with dedication, innovation and quality care.

Preparing for Your Visit

We offer a comprehensive evaluation during your first visit which may take up to an hour. We suggest that you have all forms from our Patient Forms section completed before your scheduled appointment.

The doctors here prefer to conduct a thorough physical exam on every patient, and there will most likely be a great amount of information to be discussed. We recommend that our patients be well prepared for their appointment in advance. Here is some information to help you get ready for your appointment as well as what you can expect from your doctor.

Things to Know

  • Be aware of any pre-appointment restrictions. At the time you make the appointment, be sure to ask if there's anything you need to do in advance, such as restrict your diet.
  • Write down any symptoms you're experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
  • Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
  • Bring all your medications with you, as well as any vitamins or supplements, that you're taking.
  • Take a family member or friend along. Sometimes it can be difficult to absorb all the information provided during an appointment. Someone who accompanies you may remember something that you missed or forgot.
  • Write down questions to ask your doctor.

On your first visit, we will begin a permanent record. Please bring any medications you are taking so that we may accurately determine the dosage and frequency. We will ask you to complete a medical history and registration form. Please bring your insurance card and try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for your first visit. If you have been under the care of another doctor, we may ask your permission to transfer some of your records.

Tenemos tres categorías de citas que toman diferentes cantidades de tiempo:

  • New patient visits—Plan on spending one hour and 30 minutes, including check-in time, filling out forms and the actual physician visit
  • Follow-up exam—30 to 45 minutes, depending on symptoms
  • Chemotherapy education visit—We allow ample time for our patients and their families to fully understand the chemotherapy process, so please plan on spending one hour and 45 minutes for this appointment
  • Sick visits—Varies depending on symptoms you are experiencing at the time

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We will call to remind you of your appointment one day prior to your visit. If you at any time decide that you are unable to keep your appointment or you are going to be late, please call our office as soon as possible. This courtesy allows us to be of service to other patients. ​​

What To Ask Your Doctor

Patients with brain tumors face a unique set of challenges when seeking medical care. Treatment for brain tumors depends on a number of factors including the type, location, and size of the tumor as well as the patient's age and general health. 

If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor or spinal cord tumor, you most likely have a lot of questions and concerns about your treatment and prognosis. Don't rely on memory alone to get you through the initial doctor visits. Instead, make a list of questions beforehand and bring them to your appointments.

Taking a friend or family member with you will also help. And ask your doctor for brochures and other publications to take home.

Brain Tumor: 10 Important Questions To Ask Your Doctor

  1. What type of tumor do I have?  Knowing exactly what type of tumor you have guides all other steps in your journey. Find out whether you have a primary or metastatic spinal cord tumor or brain tumor. Primary means the tumor is located in the place it first developed and is not a result of cancer that has spread from another part of the body; metastatic means the cancer has spread to the brain or spinal cord from another part of the body. It's also important to find out the grade of your tumor. In general, the higher the number, the more aggressive the cancer.
  2. What is my prognosis?  Your doctor may not be able to definitively answer this question so early on, but he or she should be able to provide a general idea of your long-term outlook based on past experiences with other patients.
  3. What are my treatment options? Your treatment is determined by several factors, the most important being the type and location of the tumor and your overall health. Standard treatments include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
  4. How complex will my treatment be? Your doctor may recommend a single type of treatment or a combination based on your particular spinal cord or brain tumor. If you need chemotherapy, ask if you will be hospitalized or if it can be done on an outpatient basis. Discuss your family support and work circumstances to help your doctor make the best decisions for you.
  5. What type of treatment would you choose if you had my type of tumor? Your doctor has daily experience with brain tumors. Ask what he or she would do in your case.
  6. What are the side effects of treatments? Side effects vary from treatment to treatment and person to person. Your doctor can tell you what side effects you can expect based on your treatment plan and how to manage them.
  7. Should I get a second opinion concerning my tumor? Yes. There is never anything wrong with getting a second opinion. If your doctor objects, that's probably a good sign that you should.
  8. Can I get treated in my hometown or do I need to find a specialty hospital? Location and insurance requirements may put limitations on your care, but asking this question will help you determine the quality of care and the experience of those who will be providing that care for you. If you are not comfortable with the quality of care you will be receiving in your hometown, ask your doctor about what options you have for getting treated in a hospital that specializes in spinal cord or brain tumor treatment.
  9. Could I have prevented this? It is important to ask this question because so many people feel guilty, especially parents with children who have been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Patients must know that it is not their fault, that nothing out there links to brain tumors to anything strongly genetic or to something they have done.
  10. Can I go on with my life? Ask your doctor how your diagnosis and treatment will affect your everyday life.

If, after your appointment, you think of something else you would like to know, don't hesitate to call your doctor. You and those supporting you have every right to be fully informed about your diagnosis and what lies ahead.

Reference: This page was referenced from Everyday Health

Resource Websites

Baylor Scott & White Neuro-Oncology Associates recommends the following resources for our patients seeking more information regarding their specific condition:

Recursos en línea para pacientes

Baylor Scott & White Neuro-Oncology Associates recommends the following resources for our patients seeking more information regarding their specific condition:

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Asistencia financiera

En Baylor Scott & White Health, queremos ser un recurso para usted y su familia. Nuestro equipo de asesores financieros está aquí para ayudar. Lo alentamos a hablar con un miembro de nuestro equipo en cualquier momento, antes, durante o después de recibir la atención.

Seguro aceptado

Baylor Scott & White ha establecido acuerdos con varios tipos de seguros con el fin de garantizar que sus necesidades de salud estén cubiertas.

Servicios médicos

Baylor Scott & White Neuro-Oncology Associates offers expertise and treatment options conveniently located near you.

  • Neurooncología

Neurooncología

At Baylor Scott & White Neuro-Oncology Associates, tumors of the brain, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system are treated with dedication, innovation and quality care.

Treatment may include may include:

  • Neurocirugía
  • Radiocirugía
  • Radiation
  • Quimioterapia
  • Ensayos clínicos

Treatment options are individualized based on the type of tumor diagnosed. If neurosurgery is indicated, Baylor University Medical Center has several neurosurgeons on staff who are specially trained to operate on brain tumors. The neurosurgery operating suites  are equipped with advanced interoperative localization and neuronavigation systems that allow a complete removal of brain tumors.

Las condiciones que tratamos incluyen:

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