The Life Healthcare Group, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, is using state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology to accurately treat patients with cancers previously considered untreatable and those for whom surgery is not an option.
With the Novalis Tx ™ Stereotactic RadioSurgery unit, Life Healthcare is providing advanced radiation therapy to cancer patients with difficult to reach tumours, such as tumours deep in the brain, without harming nearby healthy tissue.
The hospital group first launched the high tech oncology unit at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital two years ago and recently launched at the Life Hilton Private Hospital in Durban, bringing one of the most advanced cancer treatment options to cancer patients in the Midlands.
“At Life Healthcare we are especially proud of the advances we’ve made in offering a technologically innovative radiotherapy unit at our Life Hilton Private Hospital. We strive to deliver market leading quality care across our service offerings and one of the ways we can do this is through being at the forefront of providing innovative technology to our patients”, said CEO of Life Healthcare Group, André Meyer, in a statement.
Novalis Tx™ shapes the radiation beam precisely to patient’s tumours, ensuring that the best possible treatment dose is delivered while healthy tissue is protected. The radiation beam also adapts to the patient’s breathing and other body movements to continuously maintain safe, complete and accurate treatment.
The unit rotates around the patient to deliver treatment beams anywhere in the body from virtually any angle, offering fast and precise treatment sessions.
“The most advanced technology, together with our experienced, internationally trained and caring radiotherapy team ensures that patients receive the best treatment available. We are privileged at Life Hilton Private Hospital to have such a team of cancer specialists”, said Oncologist at Life Hilton, Dr Ziad Seedat.
“We are also proud to announce that this technology is being made available in a third Life Healthcare facility in early 2017 at Life Eugene Marais Hospital (Pretoria, Gauteng),” concluded Meyer.