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Innovative treatments

The latest technology in the hands of highly skilled healthcare provider delivers some of the most successful and innovative outcomes.

Leksell Gamma Knife®

A pain-free radiosurgical tool for the treatment of brain tumors. The Leksell Gamma Knife places radiation beams to within one-tenth of a millimeter of its target site for unsurpassed accuracy, shorter hospital stays and fewer side effects than other treatments. 

da Vinci® Computer-Assisted Surgical System

Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center houses two da Vinci® Computer-Assisted Surgical Systems providing robotic-assisted surgical treatment. The millimeter-sized incisions used provide patients with shorter hospital stays, decreased need for pain medication, and a quicker return to normal activities. 

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

This emerging technology uses high radiation doses delivered in a shorter time to kill tumors. Stereotactic Radiosurgery produces results without an incision of opening. 

Elekta Synergy® Image-Guided Radioation Therapy (IGRT)

Image-Guided Radioation Therapy (IRGT) unique technology allows doctors to image and treat conditions simultaneously. The physician can get a real-time comprehensive picture of a tumor during radiation treatments. This precise technology targets less healthy tissue, speeds recovery and improves the outcome for the patient.

Intensity-Modulated Radioation Therapy (IMRT)

This ultra-precise form of 3-D radiation therapy uses varying intensity within individual radiation beams to achieve organ-sparing treatment that minimizes the radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues. Read more about IMRT.

Oncology Research - Clinical Trials

The Oncology Research Department coordiates the participation in many national oncology clinical trials for our cancer patients.  Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center particpates in many cooperative group, industry, national and international research studies focused on promising new treatments.

Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter System

Methodist Hospital is the only facility in the Omaha area to offer the Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter system, the first and only cryoballoon in the United States indicated to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, a serious heart rhythm disorder that affects millions of Americans. Unlike traditional ablation treatments that use radiofrequency, or heat, to destroy faulty electrical circuits in the heart, the balloon-based technology ablates cardiac tissue through the use of a coolant rather than heat, which is delivered through a catheter. Watch our CryAbalation video for more information.