Why Choose Southern Regional for Cancer Care
Advanced Treatments and Expert Care for Every Patient
In the battle against cancer, you want the most advanced treatments, state-of-the-art
technology and highly-trained experts on your side. But you also want
a team of caring and compassionate professionals who treat you as a person
and not just a cancer patient.
Southern Regional offers all that and more. We provide comprehensive cancer
care for south metro Atlanta, from prevention and detection to diagnosis
and the latest treatments.
We know that by offering the most advanced technology and treatments, we
can catch cancer earlier and treat it more quickly and effectively. But
we also know that providing compassionate and personalized care focused
on each patient is very important, too.
Nationally Recognized Expertise and Care
Southern Regional Health System is affiliated with the American Cancer
Society and the National Cancer Institute. We are also accredited by the
American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.
So you can rest assured that you're getting a level of care that meets
the highest standards.
We are committed to bringing the newest treatments and technologies to
south metro Atlanta and providing the best quality cancer care. You'll
find everything you need right here in Riverdale, so you don't have
to travel to get the best cancer resources.
We are the only hospital in south metro Atlanta to offer the state-of-the-art
da Vinci surgical system – a robotic surgery system that enables surgeons to operate with
a level of precision never before available.
It gives your surgeon a magnified view of your body's internal structures
and enables him or her to move in ways that a human hand simply cannot,
so it could improve the outcome of your surgery.
The da Vinci system is used for many types of surgeries, such as prostectomies
and gynecological procedures. Because it's a minimally-invasive approach,
it requires only small incisions.
Advanced Technology for You
Our advanced technology helps our team of cancer specialists detect cancer
early, provide the best treatments to fight cancer and, ultimately, offer
the best hope for survival.
We provide comprehensive cancer care, but here are a few of the advanced
technologies, procedures and programs we offer.
- Advanced 3-D Imaging identifies cancer more accurately.
- PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography CT scan) gives a more detailed picture
of the anatomy and activity of a tumor.
- Targeted Drug Therapies are so precise that normal tissue remains unaffected
while tumors are suppressed and cancer destroyed.
- We offer the only Oncology Research Program south of I-20.
- We have Cancer-specific Operating Rooms.
Best Resources for Breast Cancer
Southern Regional offers many advanced technologies for fighting breast
cancer. We developed a specialized program for breast cancer that focuses
on the unique needs of each patient and provides the best diagnostic and
Here are a few examples of our advanced technologies for the battle against
CAD Mammography (Computer-Aided Detection): This technology detects any subtle changes that might have been missed
with conventional mammography.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: This is a more precise 3-D image that locates the tumor, while a needle
is used to remove a small tissue or fluid sample.
Breast MRI: This non-invasive imaging technique that diagnoses suspicious breast masses
not clearly seen on a mammogram or an ultrasound.
Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping & Biopsy: Usually performed during breast cancer surgery, this procedure removes
one or two lymph nodes to be examined by a pathologist.
Breast Brachytherapy: This radiation therapy technique follows breast-conserving surgery and
can reduce breast radiation therapy from six weeks to less than two weeks.