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Spine Tumor Treatment

Spine Tumors 

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 spine tumors. 

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. 

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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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The Spine Center is located at Medical Plaza - Clemmons: 

2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd.
Clemmons, NC 27012

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