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