Brain Tumors / AVMs - Mississippi

Restoring hope with advanced treatment.

Neurosurgeon - MississippiIn the past, little was known about brain tumors, and there were few options for treatment. Although there is much to learn, more is known today about brain tumors than ever, and there have been considerable advances in diagnosis and treatment. These patients – as well as those with intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) – have reason for hope.

More tumors to treat.

While there appear to be more brain tumors today than in the past, it isn’t necessarily bad news. People with cancer are living longer than ever before, giving cancer more time to spread to the brain. Also, today’s advanced diagnostic capabilities allow doctors to detect tumors that may have gone undetected in the past. But, the fact is that brain tumors are more prevalent today.

The symptoms of brain tumors.

  • Headaches, nausea & vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Motor or balance problems
  • Muscle weakness or spasticity
  • Pain (from spinal cord compression)
  • Numbness, decreased sensitivity to temperature & loss of sensation
  • Speech difficulties
  • Behavioral & cognitive symptoms
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Memory & personality changes
  • Impaired bladder or bowel control

The skill needed for tumor treatment.

Treatment for brain tumors includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and neurological microsurgery. A well-trained, experienced neurosurgeon, Dr. E. Thomas Cullom, III possesses the meticulousness, skill and seasoned knowledge necessary for the excision of brain tumors with minimal injury to critical tissue. In addition, Dr. Cullom is the area’s most experienced neurosurgeon in the radiosurgical treatment of brain tumors.

Brain AVMs also require advanced care.

Intracranial arteriovenous malformations are “nests” of malformed blood vessels inside the skull that can pose a serious threat. Method and timing of treatment are important to treatment success, and there are a number of factors to be considered. This necessitates a high degree of neurosurgical training, skill and capability. This need is reinforced by the fact that surgical complications play a significant role in unfavorable outcomes.

Trust comprehensive, personally dedicated & highly competent care.

For intracranial tumors and AVMs, your best chances for successful outcomes depend on the training and level of skill of the neurosurgeon you choose. A board-certified neurosurgical specialist with more than 15 years’ experience treating brain tumors and AVMs, Dr. Cullom possesses the skill and knowledge you and your doctor depend on. He also provides highly individualized care and a commitment to excellent outcomes.

You deserve real hope and optimal chances for success for brain tumors and intracranial AVMs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Comprehensive Neurosurgery in Flowood at 601-664-1000. We are conveniently located just outside of Jackson and Forest, Mississippi.

1040 River Oaks Drive, Suite 201, Flowood, MS 39232 Phone: (601) 664-1000