Specialty Care


Our comprehensive Spine Center will meet all your back and neck pain needs with experts available from neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pain management, radiology, rehabilitation, physiatry, and therapy.  Our skilled spine team works together with the patient to determine the best course of treatment for their condition.  From the most complex traumatic spine injury to the simplest procedure - we've got your back.

STARâ„¢ Tumor Ablation System

Penn State Hershey is proud to be the leading institution in the region providing ground breaking spinal therapy to treat Spinal Tumors. Unlike other ablation tools available today, the STARâ„¢ Tumor Ablation System relieves pain from cancers that spread to the spine from other areas like the breast, prostate, lung or kidney. Through a minimally invasive, nonsurgical approach, a probe is inserted into the spinal tumor under local anesthesia. The probe emits heat that shrinks or destroys the tumor resulting in rapid, lasting pain relief. If administered prior to any other cancer treatment, STAR tumor ablation may enable patients enough freedom from pain to undergo uninterrupted, continuous treatment of their primary cancer.

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