Cancer care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas brings a combination of skilled specialists and advanced services to the fight against cancer. Visit our YouTube Channel to see videos about many of the treatments and programs we offer.
Dedicated oncology facilities include a 28-bed inpatient center, 12-bed outpatient chemotherapy infusion center, the Radiation Oncology Center, the Women's Diagnostic and Breast Center and the Gamma Knife unit.
Chemotherapy uses powerful drugs to kill cancer cells, control their growth or relieve pain. Physicians on the medical staff can use chemotherapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation therapy, to attempt to destroy cancer cells Chemotherapy can be given in several different ways: intravenously (through a vein), by mouth or by an injection.
Chemotherapy differs from radiation therapy or surgery in that it is almost always used as a systemic treatment. This means the medicines travel throughout the whole body or system rather than being confined or localized to one area. This allows the medicine to reach cancer cells that may have spread to other parts of the body.
To help our patients balance their time away from work and home Texas Health Dallas is proud to offer infusion options close to home. In addition to the infusion center located on campus, there are centers in Arlington, Mesquite and Plano.
da Vinci® SI Surgical System
Texas Health Dallas features the da Vinci® SI surgical system which allows surgeons on the medical staff to offer minimally invasive options for complex surgical procedures. With the da Vinci® SI, major surgery can be performed through the smallest of incisions.
Thanks to technological advancements and medical research, brain surgery that does not require an incision is available for certain brain diseases. This technology, known as the Gamma Knife, not really a knife at all, is an instrument that focuses multiple beams of radiation to a targeted point in the brain. Each beam of radiation is of low intensity. However, at the point where they meet, the beams have the cumulative strength to damage or destroy tissue. This procedure is also known as stereotactic radio surgery.
The procedure is performed by a specially trained neurosurgeon on the medical staff using 3-D brain imaging technology. The instrument's precision allows abnormal brain tissue, in close proximity to critical brain structures, to be destroyed with low risk to the surrounding structures or healthy tissue.
The lymphedema program, located in the outpatient rehabilitation department, is staffed with therapists focused solely on the treatment of lymphedema and related disorders. The program is one of the largest in North Texas. All therapists have advanced training in the treatment of this complex condition and qualify for certification from the Lymphedema Association of North America.
Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive disorder of the lymphatic system which can cause areas of the body to swell. The term is a combination of the terms lymph (lymphatic fluid) and edema (swelling). It can occur almost anywhere in the body but usually occurs in the arms or legs.
Lymphedema treatment should be done only by a therapist who has completed a stringent 135-hour training program as defined by the Lymphology Association of North America. All of the certified lymphedema therapists at Texas Health Dallas meet these requirements. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an appointment, call 214-345-7680.
Surgeons on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas were the first in the United States to utilize BrainSUITE™ technology in our Intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI) Neurosurgical Suite. One of the first in the world, the state-of-the-art operating room provides surgeons on the medical staff with real-time, decision-making information to treat complicated brain tumors and other brain surgery cases.
BrainSUITE™ technology helps to optimize brain surgery by combining image-guided surgery, high-field magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) within the operating room and data management and visualization technology. This specialized operating environment fully integrates all available and relevant surgical and diagnostic tools to treat complicated brain tumors and other neurosurgical cases.
The high-field iMRI provides surgeons on the medical staff immediate access to new images of the brain before, during and at the conclusion of the surgical procedure. Traditionally these images have only been available either prior to the surgery or after the surgery has been completed. Access to real-time images assists the surgeon with removing as much tumor as possible by allowing them the ability to more fully differentiate diseased tissue from healthy tissue, which can also help protect critical areas of the brain.