Orthopedic Cancer Services

Oncology and Musculoskeletal Tumors

Our patients with musculoskeletal tumors receive the highest level of care from a multidisciplinary team of experts, including both surgeons and oncologists from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.

Patients with benign and malignant tumors arising from mesenchymal tissues, including bone and soft-tissue tumors, can expect and receive advanced, state-of-the-art treatment. For the ease of patients, as well as for referring physicians, our skilled team coordinates evaluation and diagnosis through a single point of contact. Our physician-specialists then discuss options with both the referring physician and the patient and their families before creating a customized treatment plan.

Our Advanced Treatment Methods

  • Pre-operative embolization
  • Minimally invasive biopsy
  • Limb-sparing surgery with endoprosthetic reconstruction
  • Shoulder girdle surgery
  • Intra-operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

In addition, radiotherapy treatments such as IORT may be part of an integrated cancer management strategy involving surgery, chemotherapy, and experimental drugs.

Patrick J. Getty, MD, discusses oncology and musculoskeletal tumors.