Currently there are an estimated 688,096 people in the United States living with a brain tumor. At The Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment, we treat every kind of brain and spinal cord tumor, and we specialize in treating patients with brain cancer. The Ivy Center treats thousands of patients with complex, difficult-to-treat brain tumors.
Appointments & Referrals
Appointments can be made by your referring physician or by a patient or their family member. We make it a point to see you as soon as possible, within 24 hours, if necessary.
If You Need a Second Opinion
Depending on where a patient has been initially evaluated, they may have been told that their tumor is inoperable. At The Ivy Center we offer a valuable second opinion, which may in turn provide a different option, such as the tumor being operable or a different course of treatment for the tumor.
Out of State or International Patients
The Ivy Center offers medical record review services to brain tumor patients who are considering out of state or international travel to Seattle for treatment at The Ivy Center.
To create a place where brain tumor patients and their families have access to the best care and the latest clinical research available.
"People with brain cancer have needs that transcend the traditional requirements of most patients. Care is not just about an operation, it's not just about a medication; brain cancer is a life-changing event, so it's very important from the first meeting that these patients know that we're there for them, that we care deeply about them and we're going to bring all the resources that are possible to help them fight their disease."
-Greg Foltz, Founder and Inaugural Director of The Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
For an appointment or medical record review
206-320-2300 or 1-800-331-1733
For medical professionals with urgent patient transfers
What are the Advantages of a Brain Tumor Center?
In the video below, our founding director, Dr. Greg Foltz, talks about the advantages of a true brain tumor center. He recommends the center for the grouping of specialists and better access to technology and team knowledge.
About the Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center focuses the expertise of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers who specialize in treating people with both benign and malignant brain and spinal cord tumors.
The center gives patients access to:
- Specialized care in one convenient location
- Clinical trials offering advanced treatment options
- An integrative care coordinator who assists patients, their families, and caregiver on all aspects of their care
- A comprehensive research laboratory that provides immediate tumor analysis for personalized treatment options
Many of the innovations available at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center are made possible through the generosity of The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation.
Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment550 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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Diagnosed with a Brain tumor?
The Ivy Center has a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers who specialize in treating people with benign and malignant brain tumors.
Need a second opinion?
Brain cancer is life-changing
Watch Dr. Greg Foltz video
How you can help
Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.
At the Ivy Center, patients and their families have access to a wide range of support services.