Spine Tumor Treatment
A spine tumor is a growth of cells, or a mass, surrounding
the spinal cord. Tumors can be benign or malignant in nature. While it is
uncommon for cancer to originate in the spine, it can spread, or metastasize,
to the spine from other areas of the body. These tumors are called secondary
As the tumor grows, it can affect blood vessels, vertebrae
and nerve roots, causing pain and discomfort. It is important to start
treatment as soon as the tumor is discovered. When radiation treatments or
chemotherapy are not effective, surgery may be recommended.
More about spine tumor in our health encyclopedia.
Gamma Knife Spine Surgery
The Spine Center is one of the few centers in the nation to
use noninvasive Gamma Knife technology for spine cancer treatment. Gamma Knife
pinpoints tiny beams of radiation to destroy diseased tissue without harming
healthy tissue. Its high success rate and short recovery period for patients
make it the preferred choice of neurosurgeons worldwide.
The Gamma Knife team has used this spinal surgery technology
since 1999. Our current Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ machine is the most
accurate and advanced radiosurgery technology available.
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