Spine Surgery prevalently Oncologic and Degenerative

The complex structure of Spine Surgery prevalently Oncologic and Degenerative is dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of complex pathologies in the spine, of oncologic, degenerative or even post-traumatic origin.

The physicians were formed at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute under the guidance of Prof. Mario Campanacci and Prof. Romolo Savini, and have an intense surgical experience performed at the Ospedale Maggiore in Bologna. Throughout the years there have been continuous staff exchanges with the major International centers in oncology and spine surgery (Mayo Clinic, Rochester; MD Anderson, Houston; Vancouver Spine Center; John Hopkins, Baltimore).

The experience matured in the years has brought about the elaboration of a system for evaluation of diagnostic techniques and therapeutic planning (WBB staging system of primary tumors; algorithm for treatment of spinal metastases), and the development of surgical techniques and original instrumentation.

Research Activity

The complex structure of Spine Surgery prevalently Oncologic and Degenerative is a referral center for AOSpine, a scientific association of spine surgeons that includes more than 40.000 members worldwide. The Unit is frequently attended by international specialists who study and observe the surgical techniques used. Scientific activity has produced numerous scientific papers and the participation at International meetings.

The Unit collaborates in teaching activities with the University of Bologna and the Catholic University of Rome and jointly with the Ministry of Health in Mozambique it is years that a teaching-healthcare project for the development of spine surgery is carried out in that country. 

Content updated 19/03/2014 - 16:30
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