We are dedicated to providing our patients with advanced treatment methods using sophisticated radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery or a combination of all of these. One advanced treatment modality available at Cookeville Regional is Tomotherapy. We are proud to be the second facility in Tennessee to offer this revolutionary treatment, which can sculpt small, powerful and precise beams of radiation to target more intricate areas.
The Tomotherapy Hi Art treatment system looks like a CT scanner because it contains the capabilities of a CT scanner. It allows the radiation treatment team to acquire three dimensional images of each patient each time they are treated. With these images, the clinicians check the alignment of the targeted cancer site. This is compared to the original scan performed prior to the treatment planning process to ensure a more accurate treatment and allows for real time modifications to ensure the very best in radiation therapy.
da Vinci® Surgical System
For patients who need surgery, Cookeville Regional offers the da Vinci® Surgical System, a robot that allows surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures with precision through very small incisions, resulting in faster recovery time, less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, and often better clinical outcomes for patients. Since Cookeville Regional installed the $1.5-million da Vinci® Surgical System in 2007, patients and doctors alike have reaped the benefits.
Chemotherapy is prepared in The Cancer Center by dedicated, specially trained staff and an oncology pharmacist. We feature a brand new infusion center that was built with the patient in mind. Patients receive their treatments overlooking the Healing Garden, in a private suite or in the open area. Each comfortable treatment chair is equipped with a personal television so that patients can enjoy their own television choices while receiving treatment. We ensure our patients comfort by offering warm blankets, snacks and lunches for patients receiving longer infusions. We are fortunate to employ a highly trained staff with special oncology certification who are trained to take care of the unique needs and treatments of oncology patients.
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