The Michael and Dianne Bienes Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital Now Offers a Multi-Disciplinary Gastrointestinal Clinic
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Michael and Dianne Bienes Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital has created a multi-disciplinary gastrointestinal clinic in which patients can get the treatments they need under one roof and in one cohesive plan that can often progress from diagnosis to treatment in a matter of two to three weeks.
“Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the nation,” said Maureen G. Mann, executive director of the Michael and Dianne Bienes Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital. “Patients at the GI clinic can streamline their care by eliminating multiple visits traveling between various providers. Through the clinic, the medical team will create, coordinate and provide a comprehensive care plan that may include diagnostic testing, counseling, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.”
The clinic will be staffed by physicians and health providers in all disciplines including gastrointestinal, colorectal surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology. In addition to meeting physicians, patients and their families will have the resources of nutritionists and oncology social workers. Spiritual care is also available for those who desire it.
The day following a patient’s visit to the clinic, the multidisciplinary team meets to discuss a recommended course of treatment including any clinical trials for which the patient may be a candidate. One physician takes the lead with each patient to review the care plan and arrange for treatment.
The clinic also accommodates snowbirds and international visitors since services can be provided in a condensed period of time.
The clinic is located on the second floor of the Michael and Dianne Bienes Cancer Center at 4725 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-492-5764 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
ABOUT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL
A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.