Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute was the first hospital in the Kansas City area to perform a tumor removal procedure using Gleolan™. This newly-FDA approved, optical imaging agent turns glioma brain tumors bright pink to increase their visibility under a special blue light. Gleolan helps the surgeon more easily identify the full tumor helping ensure more complete tumor removal and a better result for the patient.

An image from a gleolan surgery

Gleolan is one of several treatment options we offer our patients. From radiation and chemotherapy, to minimally invasive surgery, to clinical trials, our neuro-oncology team has all the tools to help our patients battle complex spine and brain tumors.


KMBC: Brain Tumor Breakthrough
Doctors now have a new breakthrough tool to help remove fast-growing brain tumors. KMBC talked to Dr. Scott Turner about one of the first Gleolan procedures performed in Kansas City.