Levine Cancer Institute offers a multidisciplinary program for the management of small renal tumors using minimally invasive technologies.
Kidney Cancer Multidisciplinary Care
|Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Surgical oncology
- Diagnostic imaging
Physicians meet regularly to discuss every patient's care and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan unique for each patient, in consultation with the patient's referring physician. We find this coordination and collaboration to be efficient which, in turn, raises the quality of each patient's medical management.
Kidney Cancer Treatments
Available treatment modalities include:
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques with laparoscopic surgery
- Precision guided intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
- Combined modality approaches with chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- Clinical research trials
Minimally Invasive Kidney Surgery
Our program also offers urologic laparoscopic surgical procedures including:
In addition, our surgeons are highly experienced in using robotic surgical technology for radical prostatectomy.
Our program provides centralized evaluation, management, follow-up and outcomes tracking, including:
- All referred patients have outside films reviewed by designated Carolinas Medical Center body radiologists and a McKay urologist.
- If required, special renal CT studies are conducted at Carolinas Medical Center and reviewed with patients in real time by urologists to determine the initial course of management.
- Difficult and follow-up cases are presented at a bi-weekly conference of urologists, radiologists, pathologists and laparoscopic general surgeons.
Urologic Cancers We Treat
We offer a comprehensive, disease-based multispecialty team to treat prostate, bladder and testicular cancers.
The program design coordinates the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment through the collaboration of specialty physicians who have nationally recognized expertise in these cancers.
Additionally, patients and their caregivers have access to our support team who help them cope with the physical, emotional, and psychological issues related to these cancers. The extended team includes a nurse navigator, social workers, dietitians, rehabilitation therapists and more.
For more information on the urologic cancer program, please call at 704-355-2284 or 1-800-804-9376.