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Orthopedic Oncology

The orthopedic oncologists at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care evaluate, diagnose, and treat bone and soft tissue tumors. These masses can occur in children and adults, and many are benign and do not require treatment. Benign tumors may be observed after diagnosis which might include a biopsy. Malignant tumors may need one or more treatment methods including radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. The surgical management of tumors ranges from removing small or large amounts of tissue to a removal of malignant tumors and organs. Our advanced technology and expert training helps give our patients the advantage they need including custom-made implants when limb-sparing surgery is required.

Experience and Compassion

Each patient faces a unique health challenge and the orthopedic oncology team at NYU Winthrop Hospital strives to deliver the personal attention and care they deserve. Our skilled physicians are trained to provide cutting-edge assessment methods including imaging, biopsies, pathology, and surgical resection and reconstruction. Our orthopedic oncologists also discuss and review patient information with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to develop the best approach to care. Using effective communication and planning, they guide patients from an initial consultation through any treatment that might be needed.

What benign and cancerous conditions does your Orthopedic Oncology Team treat?

  • Bone cancer including Ewing’s sarcoma, metastatic disease and osteosarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Complex joint replacements and reconstructive surgery
  • Hemangioma
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Lipoma
  • Osteochondroma
  • Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma excisions and reconstruction
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Unknown bone lesions

What can I expect at my first appointment?

New patients are encouraged to bring all medical reports, biopsy results and imaging. All images brought in for review are uploaded into our digital system, and made available for comparisons with future imaging and for review at multidisciplinary conferences. Our team prides itself on their expertise of the biology of tumors so all patient records are key in helping provide the highest standard of care.

Resources

Our orthopedic oncologists have access to critical patient resources in NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care and Cancer Center for Kids. Nutritionists, social workers, child life specialists and support groups are available for patients of all ages and our dedicated administrative team can help arrange many of these services. Call 516-747-8900 or 516-678-2232 to learn more.