Cancer Care at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Cancer touches three out of four families in the United States. Thanks to advances in the fields of medicine and scientific research, cancer today can be diagnosed earlier and treated more successfully, resulting in longer survival and better quality of life for patients.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta is proud to offer the latest cancer treatments available. Because doctors from Georgia's only NCI-designated cancer center, the Winship Cancer Institute, practice right here at Saint Joseph's, our patients have access to the top cancer care in Georgia. As one of the leading cancer referral centers in the Southeast, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is at the forefront of cancer treatment advancements and research.

Because Emory Saint Joseph’s is now part of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, we can provide our patients access to many cancer clinical trials and resources that may not be available elsewhere. And we are dedicated to translating this new cancer treatment research experience into better outcomes for our patients.

The Winship Cancer Institute program at Emory Saint Joseph’s offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer care programs for patients with all types of cancers and employs the latest, most advanced specialty services, such as:

Radiation Oncology

The physicians and staff of the Emory Saint Joseph’s Department of Radiation Oncology employ several forms of radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases. Our physicians are board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology, and have extensive training in specific care specialties. The physicians are all full-time Emory faculty and members of the Winship Cancer Institute and offer many of their patients an opportunity to participate in Winship’s large program of cancer clinical trials.

The department works with your cancer care team to prov ide the most appropriate treatment for your particular diagnosis. To accomplish this, we offer a full spectrum of radiation oncology programs, including:

  • High-dose radiation treatment for breast, prostate and gynecological cancers
  • RapidArc radiotherapy technology
  • Respiratory gating technology
  • External beam radiation therapy
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Brachytherapy (also known as implant therapy)
  • Stereotactic body radiosurgery
  • Xofigo treatment for prostate cancer
  • Gamma Knife® radiosurgery (see below for details)

For more information about radiation therapy services at Emory Saint Joseph’s, call 678-843-7004.

Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery

For patients suffering from brain disorders, including several types of tumors, vascular malformations and some functional disorders, Gamma Knife radiosurgery offers a proven alternative to traditional open surgery. With a Gamma Knife procedure, there is no incision, no blood and virtually no pain.

The Gamma Knife Center at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital opened in September of 2004 featuring the most advanced Gamma Knife technology. After years of extensive training and experience in stereotactic radiosurgery and treatment of neurological disorders, the Center houses the first Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™ system in Georgia.

The Gamma Knife Center embodies Emory Saint Joseph’s commitment to providing the most technologically advanced means of treating brain disorders, as well as ensuring the highest possible level of patient care. This unique combination makes Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital the ideal choice for your Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

For more information about Gamma Knife services at Emory Saint Joseph’s, call 678-843-5513.

Robotic Prostatectomy

Robotic surgery is minimally invasive surgery performed with the assistance of a robot that extends the capabilities of the surgeon. Robotic technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, introducing precise, versatile instrument movement combined with three-dimensional visualization of the operative site. Most patients newly diagnosed with localized prostate cancer may be candidates for robotic prostate surgery.

The Emory Saint Joseph’s Visconti Center for Robotic Surgery features a team that includes university-based surgeons who use their fellowship and advanced training in laparoscopic and robotic surgery to provide the best possible clinical outcomes for our patients. In addition, many provide training to the next generation of urologic surgeons through teaching positions at the Emory University School of Medicine.

The Center features the da Vinci® Si Surgical System, the most advanced robotic surgical system available. The da Vinci Si assists the well-trained surgeon in performing a more precise and less invasive surgical procedure that can spare crucial structures. In addition, robotic prostatectomy with the da Vinci Si System is associated with quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays, less pain, less scarring, less blood loss and fewer transfusions.

For more information about robotic prostatectomy service at Emory Saint Joseph’s, call 678-843-5665.

If you’re in need of expert, compassionate care, you’ve come to the right place. Please call us now at 678-843-7117 to get started.