Schwannomas are often surgically removed, especially if they’re causing symptoms. During the procedure, your surgeon will carefully open the nerve and access the tumor. The nerve will be monitored using advanced intraoperative electrophysiological during surgery.
If your schwannoma is large, you may need radiation and chemotherapy. One option is stereotactic spine radiosurgery, such as CyberKnife®, which uses highly focused beams of radiation to destroy the tumor. This type of procedure doesn’t require an incision, which means less damage to normal tissue and no recovery time.