Spine Tumor Surgery in Boston

Dedicated to the treatment of bone tumors of the spine

Created in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Spine Tumor Service remains 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

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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 remains the only fully integrated, multidisciplinary orthopaedic spine tumor center in Boston and all of New England.  The Spine Tumor Service is a regional, national and international referral center for primary tumors of the spine and treats patients from not only Massachusetts but throughout New York, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The center also evaluates and treats patients from across the United States and internationally.

Specialized Care, Expertise and Experience

The Spine Tumor Service specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the osseous spine, including:

  • chordomas
  • chondrosarcomas
  • osteosarcomas
  • other primary sarcomas
  • metastatic disease
  • other tumors

Multidisciplinary Spine Tumor Patient Care

The MGH Orthopaedic Spine Service works with the Orthopaedic Oncology  Service, and in conjunction with the Center for Sarcoma & Connective Tissue Oncology of the Massachusetts General Hospital. This multidisciplinary approach allows 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
  • Pathology
  • Medical Oncology 
  • Radiology
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy

Spine Tumor Surgery

Patient Consultation
Appointments, Referrals & Information

Metastatic Tumors of the Spine

Orthopaedic Spine Division MGH
(617) 724-8636

Primary Tumors of the Spine (other than Chordoma)

Center for Sarcomas and Connective Tissue Oncology 
Francis J. Hornicek, M.D.
Phone: (617) 724-3700
(Consultation to be made specifically with Dr. Hornicek)

Chordoma

The Stephan L. Harris Center for Chordoma Care

Connie Peters-Bouri
Phone: (617) 724-8193
Email

Stephan L.Harris Center for Chordoma Care

A center of excellence at the Massachusetts General Hospital that seeks to provide unsurpassed compassionate care while advancing the art and science of evaluating, diagnosing, treating, curing, and supporting the patient with chordoma.  Learn more about the Stphan L. Harris Center for Chordoma Care >

Appointments and Information

Please contact us for more information or an appointment with our office. Please note that Dr. Pedlow is no longer performing spine tumor surgery, and all patients are being cared for by Dr. Francis Hornicek and/or Dr. Joseph Schwab.

Primary Tumors of the Spine


Chordoma


Center for Sarcomas and Connective Tissue Oncology 
Francis J. Hornicek, M.D.
Phone: (617) 724-3700

The Stephan L. Harris Center for Chordoma Care

Connie Peters-Bouri
Phone: (617) 724-8193
Email

For additional information on spine tumors