– a passionate team of healthcare providers offering the mid-South’s most technologically advanced and innovative approach to the treatment of brain tumors. Our UNITY SYSTEM
is unique in that it utilizes real time collaboration and decision making throughout your course of treatment. We believe that guided care, better decision making and neurosurgical precision will get you home faster with a chance to live a better life, available only at Saint Thomas Health System, Nashville.
UNITY Mission Statement
It is our mission to be recognized as the mid-South’s center of excellence for the care of patients with brain tumors. In a holistic, compassionate, and caring way we will use the experience, research and innovative technologies available to us to deliver safe, exacting, efficient and effective care. Through our commitment to quality, collaboration and communication we will enhance the effectiveness of our healthcare team and deliver unparalleled care with the ultimate goal of enhancing both the quality and quantity of the lives of our patients and their family members. We Care. We are UNITY.
In 2012, Saint Thomas West Hospital announced the opening of the new Unity System - the first fully-integrated neurosurgical center of its kind in the United States for treating brain tumors.
The name Unity is symbolic of the collaborative approach between physicians and technology; it includes the newest imaging and treatment technologies to seamlessly create a virtual Operating Room where physicians can join together and work in real-time as a unified team to determine the best treatment plan for the patient, even the most complicated brain cancer and tumor cases.
For more information about the UNITY System at Saint Thomas West Hospital, please call 615-222-STNI (7864).
Our UNITY Team | Radiation Oncology Capabilities | The Technology
Brain and Spine Tumor Center
Brain and spine tumors affect people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. There are several different forms of the disease - and many times, the cause is completely unknown. Due to the diversity of cases, it is important that each patient is treated in their own unique way.
The Brain and Spine Tumor Center, located at Saint Thomas West Hospital, is nationally recognized as a primary center for the treatment of brain tumors and offers a comprehensive team of professionals, expert skills, and the most advanced technology possible.
The efforts of the Saint Thomas West Hospital radiation oncology department since the establishment of the Dan Rudy Cancer Center in 1981 has been to provide advanced radiation therapy within a multi-modality framework in an environment directed toward the care of each individual patient. In coordination with our team of neurosurgeons and Saint Thomas Health's broad network, patients have access the most advanced and convenient treatment close to home.
Patients at Saint Thomas West Hospital also have access to national research studies through affiliations with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG - a National Cancer Institute funded research effort) and through its affiliation with Tennessee Oncology.
For more information about the Brain & Spine Tumor Center, contact us at 1-855-74-UNITY (86489).
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