At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, we focus on fighting complex and advanced stage cancer. To help us accomplish this mission we have cancer-fighting technology that supports our patients fight against this challenging disease.
A few of the most recent additions to the technologies found at Midwestern include the following:
CTCA® at Midwestern has introduced the da Vinci® Surgical System, a sophisticated surgical platform that offers a minimally invasive option for complex surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System enables our surgeons to perform a range of delicate and complex surgical procedures to remove difficult-to-reach, cancerous tumors with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control. Learn more about da Vinci® Surgical System.
CTCA® at Midwestern recently introduced the NanoKnife® System, a minimally invasive option for patients with tumors in challenging or high-risk locations, such as the liver, pancreas or kidney. Instead of using microwave energy, extreme heat or extreme cold, the NanoKnife System uses electrical currents to destroy cancerous tumors. Check out more information about Check out more information nanoknife technology at CTCA.
At CTCA, we offer neurosurgery for patients with primary brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors, primary spinal cords, metastatic spinal tumors, tumors near the spinal column and neurological problems resulting from cancers or treatments. Neurosurgery focuses on removing the tumor in its entirety. We offer minimally invasive surgical techniques.
In a revolutionary new technique, Stephen P. Ray, MD, FACS, DABMA, Medical Director of Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Arch S. Miller III, MD, FACS, FAAP, Plastic Surgeon, have been helping CTCA patients reconstruct the breast using autologous fat grafting. This procedure involves taking the patient’s own fat tissue from part of the body where excess exists, and then transferring it to rebuild the breast after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. This technique can also help to re-contour the breast after breast implants. For more information about this procedure, check out Autologous Fat Grafting.
Sometimes some surgeries require specialized attention to a specific area to guarantee results. Microsurgery allows surgeons to utilize operating microscopes to be able to see specific areas that are too small to see with the naked eye, particularly small blood vessels and nerves.
When patients explore treatment options, they may want to know about issues like life expectancy and quality of life. To help patients and their families make more informed decisions about their cancer treatment, CTCA publishes our patient survival rates along with quality of life, patient loyalty, and speed of care results.
CTCA is one of the first cancer treatment centers to provide our results to patients. We believe patients have the right to know this type of information. We also believe in their fundamental right to choose among the best available options for their treatment. To see our statistics and results, please visit Cancer Treatment Statistics & Results.