Our Approach to Nerve Tumors
Our peripheral nerve surgeons have vast experience treating even the rarest and most complex nerve tumors, using precise surgical techniques to remove the tumor and preserve optimal function.
Several types of tumors can grow within the spine and peripheral nerves, including:
- Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST)
The Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center team works closely with experts at the Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, one of the only centers in the world helping patients with NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis, genetic diseases that put patients at greater risk of developing neurofibromas and schwannomas.
For patients with MPNST, a type of soft-tissue sarcoma, our team collaborates with specialists from the Sarcoma Center to address all aspects of these rare tumors.
Our surgeons can recommend the right procedure for you, with the focus on preserving and restoring nerve function affected by the tumor.
Bridging the gap in the nerve after tumor removal with a nerve taken from elsewhere in your body.
Rerouting a portion of a healthy nerve to a nerve injured by tumor removal.
Strategically removing damaged nerves to halt the transmission of pain signals.
Spine and Nerve Tumor Surgeons
Our specialized nerve tumor surgeons are leaders in their field, performing a high number of procedures each year.
Bronwyn Slobogean, P.A.
Complex, Two-Day Schwannoma Spinal Tumor Removal | Anita’s Story
Anita’s large schwannoma spinal tumor was attached to a nerve in her spine and had grown into her chest, threatening to paralyze her arm. She met with perpheral nerve surgeon Allan Belzberg, who partnered with thoracic surgeon Stephen Yang to successfully remove the tumor over two days.