Pediatric Tumor Treatment

A rare specialty that Greater Dallas Orthopaedics provides is pediatric musculoskeletal tumor treatment. In addition to leading the region in musculoskeletal tumor & sarcoma treatment, the GDO team has a wealth of experience treating both benign and malignant tumors in children of all ages. Pediatric tumor patients receive high quality, and parents are put at ease through effective communication and our concierge pediatric nurse.

Greater Dallas Orthopaedics offers same-day appointment availability as well as a direct phone line, 972.971.1922, to the nurse responsible for your child’s coordination of care. From diagnosis to the completion of chemo, we are by your side.

PEDIATRIC CONCIERGE SERVICES

It’s our goal to be your single point of contact during your child’s treatment. That means we take on the responsibility of connecting you with any relevant specialists, including providing referrals for outside physicians and act as a calming & informative voice throughout treatment. Additionally, the GDO team includes a dedicated pediatric care coordinator whose direct phone number is given to parents at the outset of treatment.

TUMOR DEFINITIONS

The majority of the pediatric patients seen by Greater Dallas Orthopaedics are in need of tumor treatment. We always begin by confirming a diagnosis, as children are referred to us by physicians who do not specialize in orthopedic tumor identification. The pediatric tumors we treat include:

  • Benign Bone Tumors: Rare, noncancerous growths that can arise on any bone.
  • Malignant Bone Tumors: Extremely rare cancerous growths, also called bone sarcomas.
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumors: Fairly common, noncancerous growths that occur in connective tissue.
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors: Extremely rare cancerous growths, also called soft tissue sarcomas.

TREATMENT

Each year, our surgeons see several thousand orthopedic tumor patients of all ages and perform approximately 1,100 musculoskeletal tumor surgeries. Such volume creates an unparalleled breadth of experience in Texas and this region of the US. A typical pediatric patient seen by GDO surgeons with a suspected orthopedic or soft tissue tumor can be seen in the office. A biopsy performed, and a diagnosis is rendered within a week of referral. A treatment plan unique to your child’s case is then developed and carried out by our expert team and network of specialists.

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