Greater Dallas Orthopaedics treats the vast majority of musculoskeletal tumors and sarcomas in the DFW region. We specialize in benign and malignant tumors of the bones and soft tissue in adults and children. GDO surgeons also have extensive experience in treating patients with metastatic bone disease and multiple myeloma.
Each year, our surgeons see several thousand orthopedic tumor patients in the clinic and perform approximately 1,100 musculoskeletal tumor surgeries. Such volume creates unparalleled experience in Texas and this region of the US. Focus on quality, individualized treatment, and efficiency for these complex cases leads to superior outcomes at GDO.
Usually, a 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 rendered within a week of referral. We currently accept outpatient referrals, inpatient consultations, and hospital transfers from physicians across the region to optimize outcomes for these complicated cases.
Benign bone tumors are noncancerous growths that can arise from any bone. They are more common in younger patients, and are usually found with a bone mass or pain. Often, benign tumors are discovered incidentally when patients are imaged for other reasons.
Malignant bone tumors can have a wide variety of presenting symptoms. Tumors can occur in any bone and in all age groups. For certain tumors, patients may have fever, chills, and weight loss. Early diagnosis is the key to success in these patients, and early referral to a musculoskeletal tumor surgeon is necessary to ensure that the correct diagnosis and treatment plan is instituted.
Metastatic cancer occurs when cancer of the bones spreads to other areas of the body. Even if a cancer spreads from bone to bone, it remains metastatic in nature due to the spread from the original site. Cancer in other areas of the body can also spread to the skeleton. Cancers that start in the bone are known as primary bone cancers, which are different from bone metastases. However, bone metastasis is much more common, especially in adults.