Orthopaedic surgeon Lukas Nystrom, M.D., a specialist in treating benign and malignant tumors of the bone and soft tissues, has joined Loyola University Medical Center.
Nystrom sees patients of all ages and treats tumors in the pelvis and extremities. He treats both primary tumors, which originate in the bone or soft tissues, and metastatic lesions, which have started elsewhere and spread to the bones. He is part of a multidisciplinary team at Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center that treats these patients. The team includes surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and a pathologist.
Nystrom has a particular interest in limb-salvage surgery. He said advances in MRI imaging, surgical techniques, chemotherapy and radiation are enabling surgeons to more often save patients’ limbs.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the University of Florida.