Dedicated to the treatment of bone tumors of the spine
Created in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Spine Tumor Service was the only fully integrated, multidisciplinary orthopaedic spine tumor center in New England.
PLEASE NOTE DR PEDLOW IS NO LONGER PERFORMING SPINE TUMOR SURGERY. PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO THE MGH DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY 617-726-2784
Additional Spine Tumor Options
Nationally renowned Spine Surgeons and Orthopaedic Oncologists with extensive experience in spine tumor surgery:
- Ziya Gokaslan, MD, Brown University, Providence RI
- Francis Hornicek MD, Univ of Miami
- Christopher Ames, MD, UCSF
- Laurence D Rhines, MD, MD Anderson
About The Spine Tumor Service
As the founder and co-director of the Spine Tumor Service of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Pedlow helped organize the first Spine Tumor Service dedicated to the treatment of bone tumors of the spine in New England. It was the only fully integrated, multidisciplinary orthopaedic spine tumor center in Boston and all of New England. The Spine Tumor Service was a regional, national and international referral center for primary tumors of the spine and treated patients from not only Massachusetts but throughout New York, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The center also evaluated and treated patients from across the United States and internationally.
Specialized Care, Expertise, and Experience
The Spine Tumor Service specialized in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the osseous spine, including:
- other primary sarcomas
- metastatic disease
- other tumors
Multidisciplinary Spine Tumor Patient Care
The MGH Orthopaedic Spine Service worked with the Orthopaedic Oncology Service, and in conjunction with the Center for Sarcoma & Connective Tissue Oncology of the Massachusetts General Hospital. This multidisciplinary approach allowed for the utilization of the combined expertise of multiple sub-specialties in the evaluation and treatment of primary and metastatic osseous tumors of the spine. The services involved include:
- Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons. Fellowship trained spine surgeons, experienced in the most modern techniques of spine tumor en-bloc resection and spinal reconstruction.
- Orthopaedic Oncology. The largest group of its type in New England, and one of the largest Orthopaedic Oncology Services in the world.
- Radiation Oncology. Advanced treatment capabilities, including intra-operative radiation therapy, IMRT and Proton Beam Therapy when indicated.
- Surgical Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Physical Therapy
Appointments, Referrals & Information
Metastatic Tumors of the Spine
Orthopaedic Spine Division MGH
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