Henry ford

Henry Ford Hospital, the 802-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex in Michigan, US, has opened its new Center for Cancer Surgery.

The Center for Cancer Surgery will focus on rapid access and customised support for patients in addition to surgical treatment.

The centre employs an intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) scanner for effective navigation of the brain to remove the maximum amount of tumour tissue, thereby improving patient outcomes.

Henry Ford neurosurgeon and the centre’s medical director Steven Kalkanis said the Center for Cancer Surgery is designed to focus on the patient, from scheduling a multidisciplinary tumour board evaluation to providing a reputable source for patient second opinions.

"But more importantly, Henry Ford offers the latest technological advancements as part of a personalised care plan based on genetics and 24/7 support through the entire treatment process," Kalkanis added.

"By focusing on the most advanced, state-of-the-art patient care, the Center is expected to attract complex cancer surgery referrals to Detroit from across the country and around the globe."

The facility offers same-day appointments, patient advocates including a personal care coordinator and nurse navigator, patient concierge services offering transportation information and assistance, a 24/7 call line and on-campus housing.

The new centre offers complex procedures covering the range of cancer specialities such as breast, head and neck, gastroenterology, gynaecology, liver, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pancreas, thoracic and urology.

Image: Steven Kalkanis, medical director of the Center for Cancer Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital. Photo courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Henry Ford Health System.