Orthopaedic Oncology

The Greenville Health System (GHS) Orthopaedic Oncology division is responsible for the diagnosing and treatment of both benign and malignant tumors/sarcomas that occur in a variety of places in the human body. Our expertise lies in the treatment of tumors occurring in the arms, legs, or pelvis of a patient. We bring together a broad range of subspecialists to offer patients comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services as part of a much larger multi-disciplinary team (MDC) that includes surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pediatric oncologists, and interventional radiologists. Our efforts are coordinated to bring the best possible care to our patients from every conceivable angle. We discuss your condition, consider your lifestyle and needs, and formulate the best, balanced approach for your treatment.

GHS is privileged to have one of the only orthopaedic oncologists in South Carolina, Scott E. Porter, M.D., as part of the Department of Orthopaedics.  Dr. Porter earned his bachelor degree in biology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.  He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Carolinas Medical Center.  He received further training, completing a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Chicago.

He has been involved in numerous committees and organizations, including the AAMC as a resident member of the Advisory Panel on the Mission and Organization of Medical Schools from 2000-2002 and the ACGME as resident member of the Residency Review Committee of Orthopedic Surgery from 2002-2004. He was inducted into the AOA Emerging Leadership Program in March 2004. He is currently a member of the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the Gladden Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Porter’s interests include

  • management of cancers of the bone and soft tissue
  • metastatic disease that involves the bone
  • the management of extremity trauma.

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Dr. Porter requires a physician referral.  For more information or to make a referral, call (864) 797-7060.