Treatment for Spinal Tumors at UPMC
In addition to utilizing traditional surgical procedures, UPMC has the most experience in the world in treating spinal cord tumors with stereotactic spine radiosurgery — a noninvasive procedure that delivers a high dose of radiation to spinal tumors that can often give patients effective pain relief and tumor control.
As one of the nation’s leading centers for neurosurgery, UPMC treats a large number of patients with spinal cord tumors each year. The program’s multidisciplinary team combines the expertise of neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists to provide a complete continuum of care — incorporating best practices and access to the latest cutting-edge surgical and radiosurgery techniques.
At UPMC, our team collaborates to seek the best technique — or combination of techniques — to treat each patient’s spinal condition with the goal of returning to normal functioning. In addition to spine radiosurgery, treatment options at UPMC may also include a combination of the following:
Our experts will recommend what treatment option is right for you. Depending on the size and location of the tumor, treatment options will vary.