The Orthopaedic Oncology team provides multidisciplinary diagnostic, treatment and follow-up services for patients with cancers of the bone and soft tissue. Led by board-certified, nationally known physicians, the team delivers some of the most advanced care in the region, including access to clinical trials, limb-sparing surgery and minimally invasive techniques. Each patient’s case is reviewed by the Tumor Board experts to develop an individualized plan of care in accordance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. Depending on patient need, other specialists throughout the hospital, for example plastic surgeons, pharmacologists, nutritionists, physical therapists or palliative care experts, will join the team to deliver seamless, coordinated care.
For patients with primary or secondary bone cancers, Stony Brook offers several pioneering options, including limb-sparing robot-assisted surgery —one of the few medical centers in the world with the expertise and technology to do so. This technique allows the surgeon to more accurately target the cancer cells and remove far less healthy tissue.
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