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Dr. Tessa Balach @tbalachMD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College and later on completed her internship, residency and fellowship at University of Medicine Chicago. Dr. Balach specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery and Oncology with multiple areas of expertise on Bone and Soft Tissue Cancers and Knee/Hip Replacement, where she treats both adults and children with malignant tumors.

She is also the residency director at UChicago Orthopaedic residency program and founder of Ortho Access Info ! She is also a researcher who is currently leading and participating in clinical studies aimed at improving the treatment and management of bone illnesses and injuries. Dr. Balach works with medical students, residents, and fellows as a mentor and educator. She has also published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and medical journals, as well as giving speeches at a variety of professional conferences. Also, Dr. Balach works together with experts in the Medical Center where they provide highly specialized care for patients with both common and rare bond and soft tissue tumors. Moreover, she also treats patients with metastatic bone disease to strengthen weak bones to avoid fractures caused by breast, lung, prostate and kidney metastases. 

Goal of episode: To develop a baseline knowledge on Soft Tissue Sarcoma.

We cover:

  • Presentation
  • Predisposing factors
  • Imaging
  • Diagnosis
  • Mets
  • Treatment
  • Fibrous tumors
  • Fatty Tissue tumors
  • Neural tissue tumors
  • Muscle Tissue tumors
  • Vascular tumors
  • Synovial disorders
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • Epithelioid sarcoma
  • Clear cell sarcoma
  • Alveolar cell sarcoma