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for Spinal Tumors/Metastasis

Spinal Tumors/Metastasis
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Referral to spine surgeon for
1) Pathologic fracture
2) Radiculopathy
3) For spinal cord compression/myelopathy please refer to cord compression page
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit MRI or CT
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe 1) Urgent for progressive weakness
2) Emergent for paralysis/paraplegia
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Patients must obtain and hand carry hardcopy radiographic studies (MRI/CT/X-rays)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: Schedule ASAP with available spine surgeon: 734-936-5780
For specific physician please contact office directly
Clinic Location Sites Taubman - Orthopaedic Surgery
UM Consulting Physician Rakesh D Patel, M.D.
Revised on: 01/14/2015