The innovative technology available at the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional
is a pivotal component of the hospital’s ability to provide the
best cancer care to patients. It is also a reflection of the hospital’s
commitment to provide cancer patients with the most advanced technology
and treatment available.
Thibodaux Regional never settles for less than the best technological offerings
to ensure patients have the best possible chance of defeating cancer and
detecting the disease in its earliest stages. In fact, the Cancer Center
is a comprehensive cancer program, offering the latest advancements for
patients and enabling them to be diagnosed and undergo treatment—
including chemotherapy, radiation treatment and minimally invasive procedures
using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system.
Specialized Breast Cancer Care
As a leader in the fight against breast cancer, Thibodaux Regional has
long been committed to providing the best care possible. This care comes
from the heart of our staff and physicians working together with the best
We were first in the bayou region to offer advanced diagnostic technology
such as digital mammography, MRI, and PET/CT with low dose radiation capabilities
to help diagnose breast cancer at its earliest stages when the chance
for cure is greatest. Digital mammography helps physicians detect breast
lesions more effectively than ever before.
“Our CT scanner is one of the most accurate on the market and the
only one of its kind in the region,” says Greg Dobard, MD, radiologist
at the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional. “Patients undergoing
chemotherapy don’t feel well, and it means everything to have the
latest and most advanced technology right here so they don’t need
to travel hours away for access to high-caliber diagnostic imaging modalities.”
The hospital’s investment in technology that reduces radiation exposure
for patients demonstrates Thibodaux Regional’s commitment to patient
safety throughout the cancer journey. The program has also been accredited
by the American College of Radiology for PET/CT imaging, meaning the program
upholds the highest standards for quality and patient safety.
“I can only be as good at my profession as my equipment allows me
to be, and with this PET/CT scanner, I can be the best because I have
access to the best technology,” says Clay Denning, PET/ CT Technologist
at the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional.
“Thibodaux Regional is 100-percent committed to its patients, and
that devotion is what led me here.”
Additionally, for women who are at increased risk for breast cancer, Thibodaux
Regional’s advanced MRI breast imaging can detect breast lesions
that may have been undetectable by mammogram or ultrasound.
Although the causes of breast cancer aren’t exactly known, by maintaining
a healthy weight, exercising and limiting alcohol intake you may reduce
your risk. Detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages, by performing
monthly self-breast exams, having an annual clinical breast exam and obtaining
yearly screening mammograms at age 40 and older provides a greater chance
for a cure.
While the innovative technology available at the Cancer Center of Thibodaux
Regional is indicative of the high quality of care offered, the true proof
lies in our low mortality rates and patients’ improved quality of life.
With leading-edge technology and use of the best clinical protocols available,
Thibodaux Regional’s cancer survival rates exceed national norms
for breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer, the four most prevalent forms
of cancer in our region.
These numbers are largely due to the extra measures taken by staff members
at the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional to ensure patients receive
the individualized care they deserve. The exceptional team, advanced technology,
high standards, and treatment processes and regimens lead to excellent
results and treatment outcomes for patients.
About Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, a 185-bed acute care facility, provides
inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding
parishes. Highly specialized services offered include Heart Surgery, Medical
and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports
Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General, Laparoscopic, and
Bariatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s Services,
Sleep Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Inpatient and Outpatient Physical
Nationally recognized for quality care and service, Thibodaux Regional
has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates and
has been honored with the Press Ganey Summit Award for high levels of
patient satisfaction. In 2009, Thibodaux Regional received the Outstanding
Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on
Cancer for the second time and is the only hospital in Louisiana to do
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