If you need our services and are looking for the best care, you will find hope in the state-of-the-art treatment of bone cancer and muscle cancer at the Orthopedic Cancer Clinic at UAMS. We have extensive experience in treating orthopedic cancers to preserve as much bone, muscle and functionality as possible.
The clinic is directed by Arkansas’ only fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and offers complete orthopedic tumor care and advanced surgical techniques.
Our caring, compassionate doctors provide treatment for benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors to adult patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and pediatric patients at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Our special services include complete orthopedic cancer care and techniques designed to save your limbs. Evaluations and surgical procedures are carefully coordinated with medical and radiation cancer doctors to provide comprehensive cancer care close to your home. We work with the physical therapists so that you can return to your routine activities after surgery.
For new patients, please call 501-686-8000. For returning patients, call 501-686-8211.
We will talk with you about your needs and may request further information be sent to us from your other physicians.
Although UAMS does not require a physician referral, some insurance providers require a referral for specialty care. Please check with your insurance provider before requesting an appointment
What should I bring to the appointment?
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.
How do I request a prescription refill or contact a nurse from the clinic?
To speak to a nurse, call the clinic at 501-686-5960.
Dr. Richard Nicholas is the chairman of orthopedics and an orthopedic cancer surgeon at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Using state-of-the-art procedures and the highest level of surgical expertise, he offers hope to patients who have bone and muscle cancer.
Self parking is available in Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar and Capitol. Parking stubs for patients are validated in the clinic. For your convenience, park on Levels 2B, 3B, 4B or 5B. Valet parking is available in front of the Cancer Institute for a fee.
Take the Cancer Institute elevators in Parking 3 at Level 2B.
Exit the walkway on Level 2B of Parking 3 and you will be at the Cancer Institute’s entrance.
Enter the Cancer Institute and take Elevator D to the 7th floor or visit the Welcome Desk for assistance.