Quality of Care
Why We Are Different
Our program includes four physicians and three physician assistants from the Gynecologic Oncology Associates (GOA) medical group. GYN cancer management is very complex and GOA is the leader in Southern California for treating all women's cancers. GOA patients have access to some of the latest, cutting-edge clinical trials focusing on women's malignancies, often only accessible through universities and teaching hospitals, but readily available here in our welcoming, community-based setting.
Our specialists offer the full range of surgical options, from laparoscopic procedures to da Vinci Robotic surgery procedures. For more than 25 years GOA has cared for women with female cancers and our outcomes and survival rates are exceptional.
Our Radiology Services
We offer diagnostic imaging includes exams that allow a radiologist to quickly identify a condition and/or its stage of progression with a high degree of accuracy. Our board-certified radiologists and accredited technologists are available 24 hours a day to provide a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art diagnostic radiology services, quickly and safely. Our services range from use of x-rays, radio waves, or sound waves to non-invasively create images of the inside of the body. Sometimes the use a contrast agent makes certain tissue more visible in the images. A radiologist then examines these images looking for abnormalities. Common medical imaging exams that are available include CT scans, MRI, ultrasound, and x-rays. Diagnostic imaging also includes nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine may diagnose illness by studying the function of the body rather than structure. It can also be used to treat various conditions. PVHMC offers Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerized Tomography (CT) are both standard imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment recommendations.
Multidisciplinary Care and Tumor Board
Our weekly pre-treatment conferences and our weekly Tumor Board are designed to ensure that each patient diagnosed receives a multidisciplinary approach in their care. Physicians from different specialties provide their opinions on how to best manage and treat the patient. These conferences are confidential and allows physicians to analyze all diagnostic tests, laboratory data and other pertinent patient reports which are necessary to give recommendations.
In addition to high quality medical care, each patient is supported throughout this experience by our patient care coordinator and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. They act as a liaison between our physician specialists, primary care physicians and the patients.
In addition to the information on GOA above, our Radiation Oncology department offers one of the most advanced technologies in treating cancer. The state-of-the-art Trilogy with RapidArc and TomoTherapy linear accelerators delivers ultra-precise radiation with greater speed and accuracy, making it possible to safely deliver the maximum treatment while not damaging surrounding tissue.
We offer a wide variety of support services for all our patients. Please click on the Education and Support tab to learn more about how we can help you.