CHICAGO, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) is pleased to announce the opening of the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Spine Tumor Center. Leading this effort is Matthew W. Colman, M.D., Chicago's only physician to have completed fellowships in both musculoskeletal oncology and spine surgery. Dr. Colman utilizes evidence-based medicine to ensure that his patients receive world-class care.
Dr. Howard An, Medical Director of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, states, "We are thrilled to announce the opening of the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Spine Tumor Center, a place where patients facing a formidable challenge will receive care of the highest caliber. Dr. Colman goes to great lengths to make certain that his patients are armed with the latest information and treatments. They are in superb, caring hands."
Dr. Colman obtained his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He undertook a fellowship in pediatric and adult musculoskeletal oncology at Harvard University and sought out further training as a fellow in orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery at the University of Utah.
"There are many types of spine tumors," says Dr. Colman, an orthopedic surgeon at MOR. "Some are cancerous and require a multidimensional approach involving radiation therapy and maybe even surgery. But many patients are surprised when I tell them their tumor may be benign and we can monitor it over time or treat it in a minimally invasive way."
Dr. Colman specializes in treating the full spectrum of spinal tumors, including sarcoma, chordoma, and metastatic carcinoma. He sees patients at 1611 West Harrison Street, Suite 400, Chicago; and 9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite 300, Munster, Indiana. To make an appointment, call: 844 SPINE09 (844.774.6309).
About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) offers comprehensive, unparalleled, orthopedic services. The group's reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education and research has been recognized by many national publications. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, as No. 6 in the nation and it is the highest ranked program in Illinois. MOR has offices at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Oak Park; Westchester; Winfield; and Northwest Indiana. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.rushortho.com.
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