Spine Tumors Specialists

Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery Center

Neurosurgery located in Shenandoah, TX & Conroe, TX

Spine tumors are rare — between 35,900 and 53,850 Americans have them — but they can cause painful and disruptive symptoms. At Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery Center in Shenandoah, Texas & Conroe, Texas, Cyril Sebastian, MD, and Derek G. Kroll, DO, use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to diagnose spine tumors and provide spine tumor removal services. If you need spine tumor removal or have concerns about your spinal health, call the practice or schedule a consultation online today.

Spine Tumors Q&A

What are the warning signs of a spine tumor?

A spine tumor can grow on your spinal cord, nerve roots, dura mater, or your vertebrae. Depending on the location, size, and severity of the tumor, they can cause symptoms that include:

  • Back pain at the tumor site or in the surrounding tissue
  • Decreased sensitivity to heat, cold, and pain elsewhere in the body
  • Balance and mobility problems
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Muscle weakness and lost sensation in the arms and legs
  • Neuropathy

If you have any of these symptoms, make an appointment to find out what’s causing them. Many conditions can cause similar symptoms, and knowing the root cause is the first step for getting the right treatment.

What are the available spine tumor removal treatments?

The team offers a variety of spine tumor removal options at Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery. Depending on your specific needs, they might recommend:

Decompression

Your surgeon can use minimally invasive or traditional surgical techniques to remove the spine tumor. The tumor removal decompresses your spine, alleviating pressure on your nerves that causes uncomfortable symptoms. 

Embolization

Embolization procedures cut off the blood supply to the tumor, causing it to shrink and die. Your surgeon can use various techniques to sever or block the blood vessels feeding the tumor.

Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery is a nonsurgical technique that uses concentrated beams of radiation to damage the spinal tumor. You typically have one outpatient treatment, and your tumor shrinks and disappears over time. 

Spinal stabilization and vertebra repair

Your surgeon might combine the removal treatments with procedures to repair damage caused by the tumor. For example, they might recommend kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty to repair compression fractures in your vertebra. They might also suggest spinal fusion to stabilize your spine.

How do I know which spine tumor removal treatment is right for me?

The team provides thorough exams and diagnostic testing to evaluate your spine tumor. Once they understand your needs, they explain your treatment options and answer your questions to help you decide on the best choice to remove your spine tumor.

In some cases, they might recommend a wait-and-watch approach before suggesting a spine tumor removal surgery or procedure. 

Call Evergreen Spine and Neurosurgery Center today or make an appointment online for innovative spine tumor removal and patient-focused care.