The management of spine tumors of various types continues to evolve rapidly, driven by technical and scientific advances. Being diagnosed with a tumor can be frightening, but often the treatment is much less complicated or risky than patients might suspect. In fact, in many cases, no treatment is necessary at all. In many other cases, surgery can be avoided all together. And in yet others where surgery is necessary, scientific advances allow for minimally invasive and very safe surgery to be performed.
The comprehensive neuro-oncology group at Penn State Hershey functions as a team to provide each patient with direction as to the best overall management of his or her problem, whether medical, surgical, radiation, or a combination of therapies. Specialists from neurosurgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neuropsychology, endocrinology, and neuroradiology jointly review tumor cases in a multidisciplinary conference and function as the neuro-oncology unit for the Penn State Cancer Institute.
Using advanced surgical and radiation delivery technology in combination with a progressive, multidisciplinary team approach, the neuro-oncology team at Penn State Hershey is able to deliver patient care that is second to none. Being diagnosed with a tumor may be a big deal, but getting the right care doesn't have to be.
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- G. Timothy Reiter, M.D.
- John Paul Kelleher, M.D.
- Michael Sather, M.D.
- Elias Rizk, M.D., M.Sc.
- Kimberly Harbaugh, M.D.
- Brad Zacharia, M.D., M.S.
- Carlo M. de Luna, M.D. – Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery at Wyoming Valley
- Philip Hlavac, M.D. – Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery at Wyoming Valley
- Metastatic Spine Tumors
- Primary Spine Tumors
- Schwannomas or Neurofibromas
- Peripheral Nerve Tumors