Spinal tumor surgery involves the partial or total removal of the tumor. Due to its close proximity to the spinal cord, it’s crucial to select a high-skilled neurosurgeon who has experience treating spinal tumors.
Choosing a Spinal Tumor Surgery Specialist in Florida
Moffitt Cancer Center is a high-volume cancer center and, as a result, we see many spinal tumor patients and the neurosurgeons in our Neuro-Oncology Program are recognized leaders in their fields.
Our spinal tumor specialists meet weekly as a tumor board to discuss each patient’s treatment so you benefit from multiple opinions in one setting.
Types of Spinal Tumor Surgery
Each patient is unique and their treatment plan is developed based solely on their individual situation. If surgery is recommended, a spinal tumor patient may have one of the following types:
- En bloc resection - the entire tumor is removed in a single piece
- Posterolateral resection - the tumor is removed through an incision in the back. This procedure reduces the risk of complications and shortens recovery time
Spinal Tumor Treatments
Patients may not be a candidate for surgery depending on several factors, such as the location and size of the tumor and the patient’s overall health. Other treatment options for spinal tumors include:
- Radiation therapy
- Clinical Trials
Why do Spinal Tumor Patients Choose Moffitt for Surgery?
Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, and we continue to make strides in achieving significant medical advances in the treatment of spinal tumors.
Not only do our patients benefit from our multispecialty approach to treatment, but they can also take advantage of:
Many patients from throughout Florida can receive Moffitt-quality care from the comfort of their own homes. Depending on the situation, we are able to virtually schedule regular follow-up appointments, pre-visit information sessions and other arrangements.
Moffitt also has several locations across the Tampa Bay area that offer some flexibility with scheduling. In addition, Moffitt also has established partnerships with Memorial Healthcare System and AdventHealth to deliver the highest-quality care to our patients.
At Moffitt, we want to ensure that our patients and caregivers are always heard and take an active role in their care and decision-making. We accomplish this by our core concept of Patient and Family-Centered Care.
If you would like more information about spinal tumor surgery options or discuss a second opinion, please call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. Your cancer diagnosis is our top priority and we guarantee that you will speak to a cancer expert within one day.