If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you may benefit from having the tumor removed using the intraoperative MRI. This involves an operating room where real-time MRI images can be obtained during surgery while the tumor is being removed. Use of the intraoperative MRI can help to provide a more complete resection of your tumor. Over one thousand patients have been treated with the intraoperative MRI at Abbott Northwestern Hospital to date. Stealth or BrainLAB neuronavigational guidance will also be utilized during surgery. Computer navigational guidance helps to provide a safer brain tumor resection.
About the Author: Kyle M. Uittenbogaard, M.D.
Kyle Uittenbogaard, M.D., joined Metropolitan Neurosurgery in 2010. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Uittenbogaard specializes in brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, skull base surgery, and spinal surgery. Dr. Uittenbogaard received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, graduating with honors and with distinction. He completed his M.D. in 2004 at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He completed his internship in 2005 at the University of Minnesota and residency in 2010 at the University of Minnesota, in Neurological Surgery. Dr. Uittenbogaard has lived in the Twin Cities since 2004. He is originally from the small, rural town of Sheldon, Iowa. Outside of medicine, he enjoys water skiing, downhill skiing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Uittenbogaard’s patients selected him for the 2012 Patients’ Choice Award. He has been active in administrative positions at several of the hospitals he attends, and is a member of the Minnesota State Trauma Advisory Council, as well as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Minnesota Neurosurgical Society. In 2015, he was a guest of the Neurosurgical Society of America annual meeting. Dr. Uittenbogaard is accepting new patients. He is on the medical staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Maple Grove Hospital, Mercy Hospital, North Memorial Medical Center, Ridgeview Medical Center, and Unity Hospital.