(See also Oncology page).
Many Good Samaritan patients are benefiting from compassionate care
at the hospital's Radiation Oncology Department, where an outstanding
radiation oncologist and his team of technologists and other professionals
are providing safe and effective radiation treatments to eradicate cancers
of the brain, gastrointestinal system, lung, breast, prostate, bladder,
soft tissue and skin.
In addition to the recent purchase of a top-of-the-line linear accelerator that delivers finely targeted radiation most effectively, the department is equipped with a state-of-the-art computer system to assist the physician indeveloping individualized treatment plans. The department also offers a brachytherapy program, a unique therapy that entails implantation of radioactive seeds in patients. This treatment allows for delivery of high doses of radiation to the tumor with maximum sparing of surrounding normal tissues, ie High-Dose Rate (HDR) treatment for prostate cancer.
Click here for more information on Gamma Knife Surgery.
For more information, call:
Radiation Oncology: (213) 977-2360