Alta Bates Summit offers groundbreaking technology in the San Francisco East Bay area that has revolutionized diagnostic and treatment options for patients.
|Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD®)|
The Subcutaneous Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD®) System is a small battery-powered electrical pulse generator with an electrode that continuously monitors the heart’s rhythm to prevent sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which occurs when the heart stops beating due to a heart rhythm disorder.
|Edwards SAPIEN® Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)|
The Edwards SAPIEN® Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure allows physicians to replace a diseased aortic valve while the heart is still beating by introducing the transcatheter heart valve into the femoral artery in the upper thigh using a very thin tube known as the RetroFlex3® delivery system.
|Single-Site Instrumentation for the da Vinci® Si Surgical System|
Single-Site Instrumentation is a new operating platform attached to the da Vinci Si Surgical System that allows surgeons to remove the gallbladder from a single incision in the belly button. This new instrumentation is designed for the minimally invasive removal of the gallbladder, a procedure also known as a cholecystectomy.
The Calypso System helps doctors track the exact location of a prostate tumor DURING the actual radiation treatment for prostate cancer. This is important because organs, like the prostate, commonly move during radiation therapy because of normal bodily functions, such as digestion.
|Intrabeam™ Radiotherapy System|
This new treatment system called targeted IntraOperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) greatly reduces radiation exposure and the length of treatment time for women with breast cancer by delivering a single treatment of radiation therapy from inside the breast while the patient is still on the operating table.
|Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)|
HIPEC is a combination of surgery and chemotherapy delivered during surgery to treat cancer located in the abdomen. Patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis, tumors of the appendix or colon, mucinous intra-abdominal tumors and peritoneal tumor (mesothelioma) benefit from HIPEC.
|Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy|
Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy provides the possibility to detect lung cancer early, even before symptoms are evident, enhancing treatment options for patients. This is a minimally invasive procedure that does not carry the risks often associated with surgery.
Bronchial thermoplasty is a new, technologically advanced procedure for severe persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older whose asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta agonists.
| RapidArcTM Radiotherapy|
RapidArc Radiotherapy technology is a new approach to
image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) that
delivers precise treatments for cancer in shorter times than conventional IMRT. RapidArc represents a major medical advance and is more comfortable for patients because they spend less time in their daily treatments. A fast, precise RapidArc treatment takes 80% less time.
|Sir-Spheres Selective Internal Radiation Therapy |
Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) is a targeted treatment for liver cancer that delivers millions of tiny radioactive beads called SIR-Spheres microspheres directly to the liver tumors. SIRT is used to treat inoperable tumors from primary colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver.
| TomoTherapy Hi-Art Linear Accelerator System|
TomoTherapy means "slice therapy" and gets its name from tomography, or cross-sectional imaging. This linear accelerator is the first to integrate a CT (computed tomography) scanner to acquire real-time images – 3D x-rays – to verify a cancer tumor site immediately before treatment.
| Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy|
Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB) treats severe spasticity by delivering baclofen directly into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord, enabling patients to be more independent and allowing them to better perform activities of daily living.