MEDICAL SECOND OPINION

Spinal Tumors


As a neurosurgeon in our hospitals, I want to emphasize the importance of prompt and accurate treatment for spinal tumors. A spinal tumor is a mass or growth within the spinal column, which can pressure the spinal cord, nerve roots, and other surrounding tissues, leading to various symptoms such as back pain, muscle weakness, numbness, and bowel and bladder issues.

Our hospitals offer state-of-the-art treatments for spinal tumors, including surgical and non-surgical options, depending on the tumor type, location, and size and the patient's overall health status and goals. Our experts, including neurosurgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and rehabilitation specialists, work closely to provide personalized and comprehensive care to every patient.

Here are some of the most commonly used treatments for spinal tumors:

Microsurgical Resection

I want to elaborate more on Microsurgical Resection, a surgical procedure performed to remove spinal tumors. This procedure uses a microscope, giving the surgeon a magnified view of the surgical field. Microsurgical Resection offers several advantages in treating spinal tumors, including:

  • Precision: With the use of a microscope, the surgeon can remove the tumor precisely without damaging surrounding healthy tissues.
  • Minimally Invasive: Microsurgical Resection is a minimally invasive procedure, which reduces the size of the incision and the risk of complications.
  • Faster Recovery: Patients undergoing microsurgical resection can expect a quicker recovery than those who undergo traditional open surgical procedures.
  • Reduced Blood Loss: A microscope and specialized surgical instruments help minimize blood loss during the procedure.
  • Improved Outcome: Microsurgical Resection's precision and minimally invasive nature can lead to improved outcomes, including a reduced risk of recurrence and better preservation of spinal function.


In conclusion, Microsurgical Resection is an effective and safe surgical option for patients with spinal tumors. As a neurosurgeon, I am proud to offer this procedure to my patients and am dedicated to providing the highest level of care to ensure their best outcomes.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Stereotactic Radiosurgery is an exact, non-invasive procedure that uses focused beams of radiation to treat spinal tumors. This technique is commonly used for tumors that are located in the spinal cord or in areas that are difficult to reach with traditional surgical methods.

The critical advantage of Stereotactic Radiosurgery is that it allows us to deliver high doses of radiation directly to the site of the tumor while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. This reduces the risk of side effects and helps to preserve the patient's quality of life. The procedure is typically performed outpatient and does not require a hospital stay.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a highly effective treatment option for a variety of spinal tumors, including benign and malignant tumors, primary and secondary tumors, and spinal metastases. The procedure has been shown to provide good outcomes in pain relief, stability of the spinal column, and preservation of neurological function. The patient can often resume normal activities soon after the procedure.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a spinal tumor, I would be happy to discuss the options for treatment, including Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Please feel free to contact us at any time to schedule a consultation.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a form of systemic therapy, meaning it affects the entire body and is used to target rapidly dividing cancer cells. In some cases, spinal tumors may have spread beyond the spine and into other parts of the body, making chemotherapy an effective treatment option.

Chemotherapy is usually administered orally or intravenously and can be given in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation therapy, to increase its effectiveness. It kills the cancer cells but can also damage healthy cells, causing side effects such as nausea, hair loss, and fatigue.

Chemotherapy is often used as a soothing treatment to help relieve symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease rather than cure it. However, in some cases, it can also be used as a curative treatment when combined with other therapies.

It's essential to discuss chemotherapy's potential benefits and risks with a specialist and determine if it is the right option for your case. At our hospitals, our team of experts will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and health status.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy targets the genetic mutations or protein expressions that drive a tumor's growth and progression. It is an innovative and effective way to treat spinal tumors that are not amenable to traditional surgical resection or radiation therapy.

Targeted therapy works by interfering with the specific molecular pathways that allow tumor cells to divide, grow, and spread. This is achieved using drugs targeting specific proteins or enzymes involved in tumor cell growth and survival. The goal of targeted therapy is to inhibit the growth and spread of tumor cells while preserving normal cells, thus reducing the side effects of treatment.

The use of targeted therapy in spinal tumors is relatively new and is still being investigated in clinical trials. However, the results so far have been promising and have shown that targeted therapy can provide effective and durable control of the tumor with minimal side effects. Additionally, the use of targeted therapy has been shown to be particularly effective in treating spinal tumors that are not amenable to traditional surgical resection or radiation therapy.

In conclusion, targeted therapy is an innovative and practical option for the treatment of spinal tumors, particularly for patients who have tumors that cannot be treated with traditional surgical methods or radiation therapy. If you have any questions or concerns about the use of targeted therapy in the treatment of spinal tumors, I invite you to discuss your case with me in a consultation appointment.

Why Choose Minimally Invasive Techniques in Spinal Tumor Surgery?

Minimally invasive techniques in spinal tumor surgery offer several advantages over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Smaller incisions result in less pain, scarring, and muscle damage.
  • Reduced blood loss, which reduces the risk of transfusions and other complications.
  • Faster recovery time allows patients to return to normal activities more quickly.
  • Improved cosmetic outcome enhances the patient's self-esteem and quality of life.

Our hospitals are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and the best outcomes for our patients. If you or a loved one is suffering from a spinal tumor, I encourage you to schedule an appointment with us for a comprehensive evaluation and a personalized treatment plan. Our team is always here to answer your questions and concerns and to help you every step of the way.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at +90 850 4601010 or email us at [email protected]

Created at 11.10.2023 06:19
Updated at 21.05.2024 08:44
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