Preventing Weakness and Paralysis, Improving Severe Back Pain
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 restore alignment of the vertebra caused by a spinal tumor.
Norton Leatherman Spine has assembled an experienced team of experts who treat cancer of the spine. Our experienced multidisciplinary team includes medical specialists in the following fields:
- Internal medicine
- Vascular surgery
- Radiation oncology
Our multidisciplinary team offers patients the most advanced techniques to treat all types of cancers that affect the spine to maximize treatment outcomes. The specialists from Norton Leatherman Spine and Norton Cancer Institute are committed to providing the most advanced medical and surgical care for spine and spinal cord tumors. Early diagnosis and treatment offers the best chance to restore the maximum amount of normal function following the development of spine instability or neurological injury.
Our specialists will arrange for a scheduled or emergency transfer to Norton Hospital for rapid diagnosis and treatment of any spine tumor and to discuss treatment options, which could range from restorative spinal surgery to radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of these treatments.
Leaders in Research
Research is a cornerstone of modern surgical spine tumor treatment techniques. Our surgeons are involved in tumor research, having participated in oral paper presentations and course presentations at national spinal meetings. They have important articles on the treatment of spine tumors in national peer-reviewed medical journals.
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 and instrumentation to restore normal anatomy and stability of the spine while preserve existing neurological function. We also have been leaders in the development of computer-assisted navigation that offers greater precision around critical structures of the spine when treating spinal tumors. We use robotic guidance and neuromonitoring techniques during surgery on the spinal cord and nerves.
Patients have access to a highly specialized ancillary team that includes general surgeons, oncologists, radiation specialists, vascular surgeons, internal medicine specialists, nurse practioneers, operating room nurses, scrub technicians and floor nurses who are experienced in caring for spine tumor patients.
Whether cared for at Norton Leatherman Spine, 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.