Texas Health Fort Worth is an acknowledged state and regional leader in the treatment of brain tumors that joined a rarified group by becoming the second health care facility in the U.S. to receive The Joint Commission Disease Specific-Care Certification for Brain Tumor, earning a Gold Seal of Approval.
This symbol of quality reflects the commitment of Texas Health Fort Worth to providing safe and effective patient care. For patients, this means access to a multidisciplinary approach to their care, where tools, technologies and treatments offer options for brain tumor care. A dedicated medical director and board-certified neurosurgeon on the medical staff, Adrian Harvey, D.O. oversees the program.
The Brain Tumor Program at Texas Health Fort Worth is a comprehensive one that provides evidence-based clinical care. It includes several forms of treatment, such as:
- Radiation therapy
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Image-guided neurosurgery
- Cranial-base surgical procedures
The focus is on the patient. To help provide the comprehensive tools needed for recovery, the program offers patients an exclusive pre-surgical brain tumor education program. Included in this program is a binder with resources — at the hospital and in the community — for patients and caregivers. Also, the program includes a nurse navigator whose mission is to help guide the patient through their care. The key roles of the navigator include education about the diagnosis and treatment recommendations, coordination of care and follow-up support.
The certified Brain Tumor Program at Texas Health Fort Worth includes:
- 13 neurosurgeons on the medical staff of Texas Health Fort Worth
- 20 oncologists on the medical staff of Texas Health Fort Worth
- 4 radiation oncologists on the medical staff of Texas Health Fort Worth
- 2 neuro-interventionalists on the medical staff of Texas Health Fort Worth
- A neuro-pathologist on the medical staff of Texas Health Fort Worth
- Neurointensive care unit (Neuro ICU)
- Neurotelemetry unit
- Neurosurgical post-op unit
- Oncology unit
The award-winning program offers:
- A multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients and their families
- Coordinated interdisciplinary care, including a bimonthly brain tumor board
- Innovative technologies in advanced surgical suites, including an image guidance system (IGS) and intraoperative CT scanner
- Specialized education for the nurses and therapists caring for brain tumor patients
- Dedication to continuous improvement of processes, outcomes and satisfaction
Find out how Texas Health Fort Worth can help you. Call 214-705-3402 or search online for a physician referral.