Oncologic Spine Surgery at Garnet Health
The care team at Garnet Health understands the worry that accompanies a cancer diagnosis, and our experts are here to help. Our highly skilled neurosurgeons have extensive experience performing a wide array of oncologic spine procedures, and we’ll compassionately go above and beyond to support and comfort you during every step of the treatment process.
Why Would You Need Oncologic Spine Surgery?
Oncologic spine surgery treats tumors within the spine. Many cancer patients don’t require surgery, but it may be necessary if a tumor does not respond to radiation therapy, or is compressing a spinal nerve or causing spinal instability.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
There are numerous types of oncologic spine surgery, ranging from minimally invasive kyphoplasty to complete spinal reconstruction. We use kyphoplasty, for instance, to treat fractures within the vertebrae. During this procedure, we insert a special balloon into the fractured vertebrae, gently inflate the balloon until the bones are restored to their proper height and then inject a cement-like substance. Thisstabilizes the spine and restores lost vertebral height. Spinal reconstructions, on the other hand, are often performed to treat aggressive metastatic disease and tend to be more invasive.
No matter which type of oncologic spine surgery you require, you can rest easy knowing that perform the procedure using the most advanced techniques. We offer a comprehensive care experience, and our neurosurgeons will work closely with our medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists to ensure you receive the best possible care.
What Does Recovery From Oncologic Spine Surgery Involve?
Your recovery will depend on the type of procedure you have, and your Garnet Health team will provide you with a customized plan according to your specific circumstances. We perform many types of oncologic spine surgery using a minimally invasive approach. Minimally invasive techniques can lower the risk of complications, minimize pain from surgery and shorten recovery time. To help you achieve the best possible results from your surgery, our advanced rehabilitation services are available on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
If you’re in need of oncologic spine surgery in Orange County, Sullivan County or a nearby area, you can trust the experienced neurosurgeons at Garnet Health.
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