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Neurosurgeon & Brain Tumor Specialist located in South Miami, FL & Hialeah, FL, & Weston, FL

A schwannoma is a type of tumor that originates from Schwann cells, which are cells that wrap around nerve fibers and help support and insulate them. Schwannomas are typically benign, meaning they are non-cancerous, although they can sometimes cause symptoms if they grow and compress nearby nerves or tissues.

These tumors most commonly occur in the peripheral nerves, which are nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, but they can also develop in the central nervous system. Symptoms of a schwannoma may vary depending on its location but can include pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling in the affected area.

Treatment for schwannomas often involves surgical removal, particularly if they are causing symptoms or growing in size. In some cases, radiation therapy may be used to shrink the tumor or alleviate symptoms. Schwannomas typically have a good prognosis, especially when they are benign and treated early. Jose Valerio offers many innovative treatment options that provide positive outcomes. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

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Jose Valerio, M.D. Neurosurgeon in Florida