Our experienced specialists have extensive experience treating and removing even the rarest skull base tumors, including pineal tumors.  Our comprehensive, advanced treatments include:

  • Microsurgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Cyberknife Radiosurgery
  • Advanced Radiation treatment: Includes IORT, IMRT and 3-D CRT


Microsurgery utilizes specialized tools and techniques to remove your brain tumor. At Medstar Georgetown, our neurosurgeons are skilled in the use of sophisticated technologies that help them access and remove both hard to reach and complex pineal tumors.  One such technology is neuronavigation, a “GPS-like” tool that guides them through critical brain structures and pathways before and during operations.


Neuroendoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure using a specially designed endoscope (a long, flexible tube equipped with a light at the end of it) and high definition cameras and monitors to gain access to and remove your pineal tumor through your brain ventricles (reservoirs for brain fluid). Recovery after neuroendoscopy is often quicker and has fewer complications than traditional neurosurgery.

Cyberknife Radiosurgery

Cyberknife is a painless, non-invasive stereotactic radiation technology that reduces and destroys inoperable lesions and tumors anywhere in the body, including in the pineal gland. The precision of Cyberknife allows your physician to safely treat small pineal tumors in areas of the brain that aren’t easily accessible via more traditional methods, like microsurgery.

Learn more about our Cyberknife program at Medstar Georgetown.

Make an Appointment

For more information or to make an appointment with our skull base tumor specialists, call our scheduling line: