Cancer Treatment in Southwest Houston
Cancer patients have more treatment options than ever before in their own community, thanks to advances in research and Memorial Hermann's ongoing investment in quality care. Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Southwest provides comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment, including:
Board certified medical oncologists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Southwest are available to coordinate treatment by establishing and evaluating the cancer diagnosis and determining the cancer's stage. They then provide cancer patients with expert guidance about their options, develop the optimal treatment plan around the patient's individual goals of care, and continue to monitor their progress through survivorship.
Medical oncologists may recommend treating cancer by surgery or radiation therapy or by suggesting medical treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy or other biological agents designed to arrest cancer growth.
With over 10,000 laparoscopic procedures performed since 2003, the surgeons at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital are experts in minimally invasive surgery utilizing both robotic-assisted and advanced laparoscopic techniques along with the most current advanced technologies and the support of dedicated, credentialed staff for elective invasive interventions and 24-hour emergent procedures.
In fact, we were one of the first hospitals in Houston to perform many of these advanced surgeries. The hospital's OR is noted for its capacity for accommodating advanced laparascopic, robotic, and image-guided procedures, including single port access and scarless surgery. We were recently ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation for general surgery for the seventh year in a row.
Robotic-assisted surgery using the DaVinci Si Surgical System allows surgeons to operate through tiny incisions. This technique offers patients with prostate or gynecological cancers shorter hospital stays, less scarring and faster recovery.
Memorial Hermann Southwest provides the latest technology to help its patients fight cancer with less scarring, shorter recovery periods and a quicker return to productivity. These advanced technologies include:
Research and Clinical Trials
Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Southwest offers a full array of new, innovative medications and techniques for cancer patients, closer to home. Today's cancer innovations are available now because yesterday's patients were willing to test new treatments. Much of the research conducted at the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Southwest is sponsored by The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, private companies and federal government entities.
Learn more about why patients join clinical trials.
You do not have to change doctors when you join a clinical trial at the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Southwest. We work with your existing doctors to coordinate your care, whether or not they are affiliated with Memorial Hermann. We also provide the added benefit of convenient parking on our campus.
A diagnosis of cancer means that many patients and their families must make quick choices about a subject they find scary and overwhelming. Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Southwest now offers the Nurse Navigator program, a complementary service, to help make this difficult journey less confusing and less complicated.
The Nurse Navigator specializes in oncology and acts as a patient client advocate and go-to person when patients have questions or need help navigating an often complicated medical system. Learn more about the comprehensive benefits of nurse navigators.
The Nurse Navigator works with the cancer care team throughout the patient's time with Memorial Hermann Southwest. We're committed to providing our patients with the information and support needed to make informed decisions that can help increase the chance to live a long, productive life.
When you need help finding your way, call our Cancer Center Mainline at (713) 456-4028 and ask for the Nurse Navigator.
Meet our nurse navigators.
Memorial Hermann Southwest Cancer Center
7600 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074
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