Spine Cancer Specialists

The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group -  - Neurosurgery

The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group

Neurosurgery located in Silver Spring, MD

For all types of spinal cancer and cancers that have metastasized to the spine or base of the skull, visit The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group in Silver Spring, Maryland. The neurosurgeons offer complete diagnosis and treatment of spinal cancers to complement other treatments and therapies you’re receiving from your oncologist or other specialists. They also specialize in the removal of tumors within the spine and base of the skull. To set up an appointment, call today.

Spine Cancer Q & A

What Types of Cancer Affect the Spine?

Between 20-50% of metastatic cancer diagnoses involve the spread of cancer to the brain and spine. At The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group, the neurosurgeons provide care for metastatic cancer in the base of the skull and spine as well as:

  • Meningiomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Gliomas
  • Myxopapillary ependymomas
  • Hemangiomas
  • Pilocytic astrocytomas
  • Glioblastomas

The specialized training needed to care for cancer in the base of the skull and spine requires precision and attention to detail. The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group neurosurgeons have the necessary training and tools needed to offer procedures for treating these conditions while supporting your quality of life.

What Procedures are Available for Cancer in the Spine?

A variety of surgical procedures are available for the treatment of cancer in the spine and base of the skull. These procedures include:

  • Craniotomy and resection of metastatic tumor
  • Suboccipital craniotomy and resection of acoustic neuroma or metastatic tumors
  • Craniotomy for resection of meningioma
  • Craniotomy for resection of glioblastoma or other malignant primary tumors
  • Craniotomy and resection of metastatic tumors
  • Laminectomy and resection of metastatic spinal cord tumors
  • Resection of intradural and extradural tumors
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Many of the procedures involve the removal of the affected portions of bone or soft tissue, which can relieve pressure and pain in the area in addition to removing the cancerous tumor or tissue. Your provider works with your oncologist and other specialists in the area to ensure you have the best care possible during your treatment.

How Do I Choose a Neurosurgeon for My Spinal Cancer?

When determining which neurosurgeon to work with during treatment for your cancer diagnosis, it’s important to evaluate your doctor’s credentials and experience as well as their bedside manner. The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group provides consultations so you can ask questions and learn how its board-certified neurosurgeons can support you during your treatment.

The neurosurgeons strive to provide the highest quality care available using the most advanced tools and techniques, so you have as little discomfort during your procedure and recovery as possible. They perform specialized procedures using Biomet Telescopic Plate Spacer (TPS™) System implants, which replace vertebrae that are removed or damaged due to spinal tumors. 

As a team, they stay up-to-date with the latest research and advances in the field of spinal care, so they can help you determine which procedures are most appropriate for your diagnosis, medical wishes, and lifestyle.

Learn about available spine cancer treatments from The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group by calling today.