At UNM, our surgeons can treat some of the most complex and difficult brain tumors. Our team uses brain mapping and awake brain surgery to preserve memory, movement and speech. Using intraoperative fluoroscopy, our surgeons mark tumor cells with a bright color. They can then safely remove as much of the tumor as possible without disturbing normal brain cells. Our team also offers several new and advanced procedures for spinal cord tumors: decompression and spinal column stabilization, percutaneous cement augmentation, and instrumentation to relieve pain from cancer tumors in the spine.