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Surgical and Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Treatment Options
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Jose Valerio, MD

  • Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida

In the U.S. every year, more than 300,000 are diagnosed with a brain tumor, either primary or metastasized. Primary brain tumors are those that arise within the brain itself, unlike metastatic tumors that travel to the brain from cancer that has formed in another part of the body. Today’s medical advancements now offer state-of-the-art surgical treatment options, including many minimally invasive techniques, to provide brain tumor patients new hope with managing their disease.

Take advantage of this opportunity to chat live with Jose Valerio, MD, an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors. Get answers to your questions regarding the wide range of available surgical treatment options, including Gamma Knife™ radiosurgery. Bring your own questions to the web chat. This is your time to ask!

Dr. Valerio is a board certified neurosurgeon that treats patients at Cleveland Clinic Florida (Weston, FL) as well as the Cleveland Clinic main campus (Cleveland, OH). Specializing in the neurosurgical management of adult benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord, Dr. Valerio’s interests also include Gamma Knife cranial radiosurgery as well as research and clinical trials.

He received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine (Guadalajara, Mexico). He completed his neurosurgical residency at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico). Dr. Valerio completed a research fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Physiology Research and Stroke at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) and also completed two Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowships and one complex spine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. He obtained the American Brain Tumor Young Investigator award and multiple brain tumor research fellow awards at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is the president of Young Neurosurgeon for LatinoAmerica, part of the international executive committee of the tumor section in AANS/CNS, and the secretary for the tumor section of the federation of Latino America Countries.

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