|>> Welcome to Sarcoma Specialists.|
|This is the home page for Dr. Wodajo and and his team of specialists in bone and soft tissue tumors. We offer comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal tumors including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
We treat benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors. Malignant tumors of the musculoskeletal system are called sarcomas. Common diagnoses treated include:
• bone: osteosarcoma, ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma
• soft tissue: malignant fibrous hstiiocytoma, liposarcoma, synovial sarcoma
• benign: giant cell tumor, osteoid osteoma, fibrous dysplasia
• bone tumors which have spread from breast, lung or kidney cancers ("metastatic" tumors)
|>> Orthopedic Oncology|
|Dr. Wodajo is an Orthopedic Oncologist., i.e. an Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors. After the completion of Orthopedic surgery training, Dr. Wodajo continued onto an intensive, two year training program exclusively focused on bone and soft tissue tumors and sarcomas.
The role of the Orthopedic oncologist is, first, to establish the diagnosis. This is sometimes possible with imaging studies alone. Sometimes a biopsy is required.
After the diagnosis is determined, some tumors will require only surgery, others may require chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy in addition to surgery. In most cases, however, the role of surgery is critical in reducing the chance of the tumor recurring and ensuring the best possible functional outcome for the patient.
|>> Treatment Philosophy|
|Being diagnosed with a tumor always provokes great anxiety for patients. Our philosophy is to provide as much information as possible to the patient right away, to be available for questions and to tailor treatment for each individual.
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