Treatment for Complex GI Tumors

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Health has team of complex gastrointestinal (GI) tumor specialists in Tennessee and Kentucky. This includes a group of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, imaging technologists and nurse navigation working together to provide comprehensive, patient-centered GI care.

Our oncologists and other care givers are some of the best in the region, making us the ideal healthcare network for tumor treatment and removal.

The Sarah Cannon Advantage

Sarah Cannon takes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to the care of each patient with complex GI tumors. We facilitate efficient access to multimodality treatments and physician collaboration to determine the best cancer treatment option for these complex cases. Sarah Cannon Research Institute offers access to the latest agents in development for treating cancers and the ability to tailor therapy options specifically for each patient.

State-of-the-Art Technology for Cancer Treatment

Surgical oncologists have specialized knowledge of rare, unusual or complex cancer types and treat a high volume of patients with these conditions. They also have the ability to more precisely treat the tumor and lessen side effects of treatment with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and the only CyberKnife in Middle Tennessee.

Along with Sarah Cannon, TriStar Health offers endoscopic ultrasounds (EUS) to more precisely diagnose and stage cancers and specialized endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to better treat obtrusive effects of cancers.

Interventional radiologists specialize in cutting-edge radioembolization treatments (selective internal radiation therapy), as well as chemo-embolization and radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

From Diagnosis to Recovery

The GI team is your partner through each stage of your cancer treatment journey, from diagnosis to recovery. Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Health offers a dedicated GI health navigator to help you overcome barriers and coordinate care with your entire healthcare team. Your patient navigator will guide and support you and your family through the many challenges of GI cancer and help meet your physical, emotional and spiritual needs with compassion.

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