Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert of Greater Dallas Orthopaedics offer specialized care for patients in need of musculoskeletal oncology.
October 8, 2013 (Newswire) - Being diagnosed with any type of cancer, especially an uncommon one such as bone cancer, is terrifying for any patient. Finding the right treatment can often be just as difficult. Fortunately, Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert of Greater Dallas Orthapaedics are on hand to treat both malignant and benign forms of bone cancer. Both doctors are also experts in the treatment of osteosarcoma, the most common form of malignant bone cancer.
Osteosarcoma commonly originates in the bones of the arms and legs. Although its exact causes are unknown, the most common symptoms are severe pain in the arms and legs, limb pain, and swelling. Doctors diagnose osteosarcoma by first conducting x-rays, and bone scans to make certain that the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body. A biopsy is then conducted to determine the severity and size of the cancerous tumor. In many cases, osteosarcoma is found at an early stage, so treatment can begin almost immediately.
Since osteosarcoma usually requires surgery to remove tumors, and to preserve function in the affected limbs, Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert work closely with each patient before and after treatment. First, they recommend that patients undergo chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumor, which will make surgery much easier. Following surgery, the doctors help patients develop a personalized rehabilitation plan, ensuring the best recovery period possible. Following treatment, patients will likely undergo several months of rehabilitation services, including physical therapy to restore their mobility. After finishing rehabilitation, patients should schedule follow-up appointments with their doctor every few months for several years.
While dealing with bone cancer is never easy, Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Mollabashy are both experts in the field. With a vast amount of experience and expertise, these surgeons have built one of the most highly-respected orthopedic practices in the country, and one of the few practices in Texas dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients suffering from bone disease. Contact Greater Dallas Orthopaedics today to discover what treatment is right for you.
Dr. Mollabashy and Dr. Gilbert practice at Greater Dallas Orthopaedics in Dallas, Texas. Interested parties are encouraged to find out more at www.gdortho.com.
About Greater Dallas Orthopaedics
Greater Dallas Orthopaedics is made up of board certified surgeons, Dr. Al Mollabashy and Dr. Nathan Gilbert. Specializing in musculoskeletal oncology, reconstructive orthopaedic surgery, and general orthopedics, GD Ortho treats adult and pediatric patients with efficiency and care.
Dr. Gilbert attended The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School & Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mollabashy, who attended Indiana University School of Medicine, went on to complete a General Surgical Internship at the Methodist Hospital of Indiana. Both surgeons are also assistant clinical professors at UT Southwestern Medical School and are actively involved in physician education.
Greater Dallas Orthopaedics can be reached at 214.252.7020 or http://www.gdortho.com/