Spinal Cancer

Spinal Cancer

Unfortunately, cancer may afflict the spine. In most cases, the cancer has spread from somewhere else (metastatic cancer). This can result in severe pain, nerve compression, and even paralysis. Working with physicians in medical oncology and radiation oncology, Dr. Gottlieb can often help alleviate some of the pain of spinal cancer. The goal is always to maintain function while controlling pain; in most patients, surgery is not recommended. Minimally invasive techniques are utilized in many cases and often complement chemotherapy, radiation, or immunotherapy.

 

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    "I was injured overseas while serving in the military, Dr. Gottlieb rehabilitated my spine injury without surgery!"

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    Emmanuel Diaz,
    Treated with physical therapy

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    "Dr. Gottlieb saved me from having unnecessary back surgery!"  

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    Hernan Organvidez,
    Pain resolved with physical therapy

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    Mrs. Indgin RN, wife of Dr. Indgin, Dermatology, has complex lumbar Minimally Invasive fusion . XLIF with Dr. Gottlieb. Back to life pain free!

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    Mrs. Indgin, RN,
    COMPLEX LUMBAR MINIMALLY INVASIVE FUSION

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    The pain was gone immediately after surgery!

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    Distelba Proensa,
    MINIMALLY INVASIVE DISCECTOMY

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    I had this pain for weeks and it was getting worse. This procedure took away my pain immediately.

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    Maria Batista,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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    My fracture pain was gone as soon as I woke up from surgery!

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    Olga Delgado,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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    I went to 6 doctors that did not help me. I saw Dr. Gottlieb expecting to be operated on because I had such terrible pain. He diagnosed me with a sacroiliac issue and explained it to me. Dr. Gottlieb suggested I did not need surgery but recommended physical therapy instead, I have been doing it for 3 months and I am 90% cured. He is the best doctor I have ever come in contact with."

    Ira Ehrenkrantz,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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    I had the kyphoplasty procedure done a few weeks ago and it has been amazing! I have gone from a 10 to a 2 as far as pain. It really has made a big impact, in things I could not do before without pain that I can do now. I have actually been blown away by it. The experience has been great, Dr. Gottlieb is great, everything about it has been positive.

    Jeff Lehman,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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    I had incredible pain, 9 out of 10, with loss of sensation in my right leg and loss of strength. I could not stand for longer than 10-15 minutes and I had to sit, it was horrible. Since the surgery, I feel great, I feel strong and I have my sensation back. I am very happy.

    Neysha Miranda Torres,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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+ Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery 2009-2015
+ Surgical Review Committee at the University of Miami 2010-2015