Spinal Tumor

Comprehensive Spinal Tumor Care

Spinal tumor treatment requires input and expertise from a range of specialties — oncology, orthopedic spine surgery, neurosurgery and others. The specialist surgeons at Norton Leatherman Spine, along with neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute, work closely with Norton Cancer Institute physicians to treat spinal tumors.

Norton Leatherman Spine is respected around the world and the region as a leading center for treatment of primary and metastatic spine tumors. Spine tumors can cause nerve and spinal cord compression that leads to arm or leg pain, loss of bowel or bladder control, or paralysis.

The specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine have the ability to simultaneously stabilize the spine and correct misalignment of the vertebra caused by a spinal tumor.

Norton Leatherman Spine has assembled an experienced team with expertise to treat cancer of the spine. Our experienced, multidisciplinary team includes medical specialists in the following fields:

  • Orthopedic spine surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Behavioral oncology
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Vascular surgery

Each week, specialists from all the disciplines involved meet to discuss each patient’s condition, share viewpoints and work together to develop a customized care plan.

Our multidisciplinary team offers patients the most advanced techniques to treat all types of spinal tumors, whether cancerous or benign.

Leaders in Research

Research to develop new and more effective techniques and therapies is a cornerstone of modern surgical spine tumor treatments. At national spine meetings and in peer-reviewed journals, health care providers look to the work of Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons to learn about developments in the ever-evolving field.

An International Reputation for Excellence

Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons have been leaders in spine tumor care for decades. We offer a wide array of up-to-date surgical techniques using state-of-the-art instruments to remove spinal tumors and preserve existing neurological function while restoring spine stability.

Our specialists have been leaders developing computer-assisted navigation, including robotic-assisted guidance and neuromonitoring, that offers greater precision when removing spinal tumors near critical spine structures.

Whether receiving care at Norton Leatherman Spine offices, Norton Hospital or Norton Children’s Hospital, our patients benefit from a team of physicians who have treated thousands of adults and children with spinal tumors from around the region with highly specialized care.

We have the commitment and experience to give you a precise diagnosis and treat your spine tumor with some of the most advanced techniques so you can get back to living your life.

About Norton Leatherman Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.

  • The multidisciplinary team incorporates expertise from a variety of specialties to offer a comprehensive array of treatment options that include minimally invasive and nonsurgical therapies.
  • Our team approach to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of spine conditions works cooperatively with primary care physicians and other specialists to develop a treatment plan as unique as each individual.
  • Because you may not need surgery, you may work with our pain management team, physical therapy specialists and others who can create a care plan with the right types of treatments for you.
  • If you need surgery, you’re in experienced hands. Norton Leatherman Spine physicians perform more than 4,000 surgeries a year.
  • Our team has more than 45 specialists at nearly 20 offices across Louisville and Southern Indiana. Many offer same-day appointments and Saturday hours, with no referral needed
  • Our specialists are internationally recognized leaders in clinical research of spinal disease, injury and deformity, and have served in senior positions in the Scoliosis Research Society, the most prestigious organization for scoliosis surgeons around the world.
  • Norton Healthcare is the first health system in the nation to be recognized as an Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence by DNV.
  • We offer minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures that carry less risk and can speed your recovery.
  • We use the EOS Imaging system, which collects high-resolution images while exposing the patient to 50% to 85% less radiation than traditional X-rays and 95% less than basic CT scans. The system is especially beneficial to scoliosis patients who often need repeated imaging to monitor their progress.
  • Use MyNortonChart to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more, anytime from a mobile device or computer

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