Conditions and Treatments

Under the direction of Keith L. Black, MD, Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists treat the full range of tumors affecting the brain and spinal cord. We offer both children and adults medical, surgical and neuro-oncologic care for:

Brain Tumors

Benign and Cranial (Skull) Base Tumors

Malignant Tumors

Pituitary Tumors and Other Neuroendocrine Tumors

Spinal Tumors

Pediatric Tumors

Many of the procedures done on both children and adults at the Department of Neurosurgery can be done using minimally invasive neurosurgery techniques.

The department takes a patient-centered approach to care. Because no two individuals respond in the same way to treatment, our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides highly individualized diagnostic and treatment services. Care is delivered in a compassionate, family-involved environment where education and psychosocial support are top priorities. Our support staff has a single goal: excellent service.

A unique strength of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, its research arm, is the ability to translate research findings from the laboratory into clinical practice, giving patients direct and rapid access to the latest treatment alternatives. This is especially crucial for individuals with complex, neurosurgical conditions who may have limited treatment options.


For an appointment, a second opinion or more information, please call 1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771) or email us at