Our board-certified spine specialists have decades of experience in diagnosing and treating rare spine tumors. We perform the most advanced minimally invasive spine surgeries and are skilled in groundbreaking robotic techniques. These tools help us reach our ultimate goal: providing you maximum results and symptom relief.
The most common symptom of a spinal tumor is back pain, especially pain that worsens in the evening or radiates to your hips or legs. Often, symptoms will depend on a tumor’s location, size, or other characteristics.
Other symptoms include:
Our spine care experts diagnose and treat a wide range of benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) spinal cord tumors. Based on your symptoms, you may see a neurosurgeon as well as a neuro-oncologist (cancer specialist), who may collaborate to offer a precise diagnosis.
After performing a thorough physical examination to evaluate your symptoms, your physician may recommend:
At AHN, our goal is to provide you significant relief in the least invasive way possible. After a thorough evaluation, we work together to develop a treatment plan that addresses your circumstances and needs. This collaborative approach provides you with a high level of personalized care.
Our care team considers many factors, including your age and the specifics of the tumor, when determining which treatments will benefit you. We may recommend more than one therapy, or treatments in a specific order, to increase their effectiveness.
Your treatment plan may include:
To schedule an appointment or learn more about AHN neuroscience services, call (412) 359-6200 in Pittsburgh or (814) 452-7575 in Erie.
If you're an existing patient, you can also call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 in Pittsburgh or request an appointment with AHN neuroscience services.