At Atlanta Access Care, we offer comprehensive care for oncology patients, including tumor identification, diagnosis, and treatment. Our state-of-the-art outpatient center also provides tumor-related treatment.
We treat tumors and more.
Interventional Oncology Services in Atlanta, GA
Chemoembolization is a minimally invasive treatment currently used for liver cancer treatment. It delivers a high dose of cancer-killing drug (a chemotherapeutic pharmaceutical) directly to the tumor. Using imaging technology for guidance, our physicians thread a tiny catheter up the femoral artery in the groin into the blood vessels supplying the liver tumor. The embolic agents keep the chemotherapy drug in the tumor by blocking the flow to other areas of the body. This allows for a higher dose of chemotherapy drug to be used, because less of the drug is able to circulate to the healthy cells in the body.
Paracentesis and Thoracentesis
Paracentesis is a procedure used to remove peritoneal fluid in the abdominal cavity. Thoracentesis is a procedure used to remove excess fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. Both procedures are performed under ultrasound guidance at Atlanta Access Care, in a pleasant and comfortable environment.
A biopsy is the removal of a tiny piece of tissue to determine the presence or extent of a disease. Atlanta Access Care performs biopsies of the liver, kidneys, thyroid, superficial lymph nodes, lung, and other areas of the body under ultrasound or CT guidance.
Immunoembolization is a relatively new technique, which uses the body’s immune system to destroy the tumor. It has been best studied in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Dr. Sullivan and colleagues recently published their work with this technique, and demonstrated its ability to control tumor growth in the liver and elsewhere in the body. The treatment involves delivering an immune system stimulant into the tumors in the liver.
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