10 Things to Know About TBRO

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases. To beat this disease, it’s vital to get professional help as early as possible. Cancer requires specialized treatment, and it’s important to find a center that offers proper care, the right equipment and a professional team. Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology (TBRO) offers just that. Thousands of patients diagnosed with cancer have chosen our facilities to get the specialized care they need.

Here are 10 things to know about TBRO:

1.  Local, Tampa-Owned Cancer Treatment

We are a locally owned and physician-managed organization. This means that choosing TBRO means working with leading professionals in the area. We offer years of combined expertise and state-of-the-art cancer care.

2.  Board Certified Radiation Oncologist

Successful treatment requires the highest standard of help possible. Our physician team includes five radiation oncologists, all of whom are Board Certified and highly experienced in cancer care. Board Certification is crucial because it shows that a doctor is up to date with the latest advancements in their specialty. We believe that proper healthcare needs to maintain a certain standard.

3.  Highly Experienced Cancer Treatment Professionals

TBRO offers highly skilled professionals with the experience to match. Our cancer specialists have dedicated their lives to making a positive difference to our patients. We are currently the most experienced and successful group locally administering Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation, prostate brachytherapy treatments and high dose rate brachytherapy treatments.

4.  A Professional Approach

TBRO prides itself on the professional approach we offer to patients. We know all too well how important it is to find the balance between a streamlined process and individual care. Our systems are carefully designed to focus on patients’ health and needs. This includes consultations, detailed treatment planning, weekly status checks and post-treatment follow-ups.

5.  First Freestanding IMRT & IGRT Facilities in Tampa Bay

TBRO is among the first freestanding facilities in the Tampa Bay Area to offer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT).

6.  Convenient Tampa Bay Area Cancer Treatment Locations

Long trips can be strenuous for cancer patients. This is one of the reasons why we are an ideal option for people located in the Tampa Bay area. We have four convenient locations throughout the area.

7.  Tampa Bay Area Prostate Seed Implantation

TBRO offers specialized treatments such as Prostate Seed Implants. Dr. Jack Steel is a specialist in the area. Not only has he performed more than 4,000 implant procedures, he was also instrumental in establishing prostate seed programs in various hospitals and centers in the area.

8.  CyberKnife Technology in Tampa Bay

We are proud to say that TBRO features the revolutionary CyberKnife radiosurgery technology. This is a painless and non-surgical outpatient cancer treatment with minimal to no side effects. The treatment is perfect for delivering accurate high doses of radiation to cancerous and noncancerous tumors. This means that the surrounding healthy tissue will not be exposed to the effects of high radiation.

9.  True Team Approach

Maintaining a standard of patient care is important. However, this requires great communication and teamwork. TBRO implements a team approach that ensures all our physicians, nurses and medical staff treats patients as a consistent group from site-to-site.

10.  Help Men Cope

We also host The American Cancer Society’s “Man to Man” support program to help men cope with prostate cancer. This provides patients a setting where they can discuss, share, support and educate each other through the recovery process.

More than a thousand men and women diagnosed with cancer each year turn to our trusted team of cancer specialists. We encourage you to call us, ask us a question, or consult with us to get a second opinion so you, too, can experience the difference.