Overlook Medical Center
Each year, more than a thousand families turn to the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in the heart of Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center. The institute, the flagship of Atlantic Health System’s neuroscience program, has been ranked No. 1 for neurosurgery in NY, NJ, CT and PA, and among the top 5% of the nation’s neuroscience programs five years in a row.
Here, patients and their loved ones navigate the journey from comprehensive diagnosis through personalized treatment. At each step, they are surrounded by the support and guidance of a team of multidisciplinary experts who deliver state-of-the-art care with compassion.
Expert Treatment for Benign and Malignant Brain Tumors
Benign brain tumors grow slowly, tend to not spread to other areas of the body and have defined borders. Malignant tumors, in contrast, grow quickly and are more invasive. Both may be considered life threatening, depending upon their location and if they interfere with vital bodily functions.
Our brain tumor center, which is part of Atlantic Neuroscience Institute and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, is well-equipped to care for benign and malignant brain tumors, as well as those affecting the skull base, spine and spinal cord. We have a team of experts specializing in:
- Skull base surgery
- Radiation oncology
- Medical oncology
- Physical medicine
- Social work
- Nutritional therapy
- Supportive care
- Pain management
We also participate in clinical trials that help discover the next generation of brain tumor treatments.
Brain Tumors and Related Conditions Treated
- Acoustic neuromas and schwannomas
- Anaplastic astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas and low grade glioma
- Brain, epidural and leptomeningeal metastases (carcinomatous meningitis)
- Low grade glioma and astrocytoma
- Primary central nervous system disorders
- Peripheral nerve tumors
- Pineal tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Rare glial and neuronal tumors
- Spinal cord tumors
Neuroradiology focuses on diagnosing and treating nervous system problems.
Overlook Medical Center
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
- Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
- Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
Morristown Medical Center
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Research and Clinical Trials
Atlantic Health System Neuroscience participates in dozens of clinical trials each year, giving our patients access to the latest technology and medications sooner than available to the general public. Our neurological researchers frequently present their findings from these studies at key medical meetings around the globe.
Diagnosed with a brain tumor as large as a grapefruit, Tim Mertz turned to the neurosurgical experts at Overlook Medical Center. They used cutting-edge technology to create a "road map" of his brain, which increased the chances of successfully removing the cancer, followed by CyberKnife treatment. Within just five days, he was out of the hospital recovering and today shares his experience to help others coping with difficult medical decisions.
When John E. learned he had a rare brain tumor, he chose to fight, but knowing he couldn't win this battle alone, he enlisted the help of the neurosurgeons at Overlook Medical Center.
"I knew that I could trust Overlook with my life," says John.
After surgical removal of the tumor and radiation treatments, John made a full recovery and today spreads his message of faith with others.