Resources for Patients and Families

Pre-Op Instructions  

Information about Anesthesia

Have questions about the use of anesthesia during your procedure?  The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) posted these YouTube videos to answer your questions:

Anesthesia & You

Post-op Instructions for Craniotomy

Post-op Instructions for Transsphenoidal Surgery   

Support Groups/Organizations

The University of Colorado Brain Tumor Support Group meets form 5-7:00 pm at the Anschutz Outpatient pavilion in room 2006 the first Wednesday of every month. Caregivers are encouraged to attend even if the person they are caring for is not in attendence. Light snacks and refreshments are provided. This group is facilitated by Wendy Clyne, PsyD and Susanne Cook, RN. For additional information please call 720-848-0316.

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is a recognized resource for comprehensive, up-to-date information and support for the brain tumor patients, families and caregivers who are living with this disease.  They provide critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. 

American Cancer Society Cancer Survivor's Network:

The Acoustic Neuroma Association provides information and support to patients who have been diagnosed with or experienced an acoustic neuroma or other benign problem affecting the cranial nerves. 

The Brain Tumor Foundation For Children, Inc.  is dedicated to helping children with brain and spinal cord tumors and their families. They provide financial assistance, social support, and information for families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors; fund research projects that improve treatment options and search for a cure; and raise public awareness of the disease and advocate on behalf of children with brain tumors.  

The National Brain Tumor Society  is a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers and medical professionals.  They bring together research and patient services.  

The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors. 

Additional Resources:     

Anatomy of the Brain


Neurosurgery (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


CU Anschutz

University Hospital - Neurosurgery Patient Affairs

12605 E 16th Ave

Aurora, CO 80045


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