Radiology

Oakhurst urgent care invests in ultrasound technology

Community Medical Center-Oakhurst has added diagnostic ultrasound to its services for the mountain communities near Yosemite National Park. The urgent care center, open seven days a week, now has the latest in ultrasound technology and an experienced sonographer available by appointment.

Clovis Community opens new tower

Clovis Community Medical Center opened its five-story bed tower, marking a major milestone in an expansion and renovation project that will make it the only comprehensive hospital in the area with all-private rooms. Other major improvements now open include additional labor and delivery rooms, a Level 2 neonatal intensive care unit, state-of-the-art surgical suites, da Vinci® robotic technology, a new parking structure, a redesigned lobby and a new dining area.

Clovis cath lab tops hospitals in state study

After more than a year of studying the safety and effectiveness of elective angioplasties in hospitals without open heart surgery, Clovis Community Medical Center is seeing some amazing and comforting results.


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CyberKnife Upgrades

CyberKnife® at Community Regional Medical Center – the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body – was upgraded to make treatments available to a wider selection of patients. The technology upgrades will provide faster treatments that can be better customized for individual needs, greater safety and patient comfort.

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CyberKnife

Prostate cancer patient Robert Steinman receives knifeless surgery from CyberKnife as Dr. Douglas Wong monitors the procedure.

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CyberKnife Treatment Overview

The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body.

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For Medical Professionals

Numerous clinical trials and comparative effectiveness studies have been performed and are currently underway to evaluate the effects of radiosurgery administered by CyberKnife®. Our physicians – along with other CyberKnife users around the world – collaborate to develop protocols for treating several types of malignant and benign tumors in the brain, spine, lungs, liver, pancreas, kidneys, prostate, bone and eye.

Follow-Up

Recovery from a CyberKnife® procedure is often immediate, given both the low risk of complications and the lack of damage to healthy tissue. In most cases, you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately following the procedure.

After completing your CyberKnife treatment, we will need to see you for follow-up imaging and physician consultation to monitor your tumor’s progress. You will have an individualized plan for follow up that will be coordinated by the CyberKnife staff in collaboration with the physicians involved in your care.

Day of Treatment

Patients are asked to wear comfortable clothing during CyberKnife® treatments. Jewelry is acceptable unless it is close to the area being treated. For example, we ask that earrings and necklaces be removed prior to treatment of tumors within the head and neck. Most of all, relax. This is a painless procedure.

A technician will help you onto the treatment table and fit the mask or body mold if needed. Patients are observed throughout the treatment on closed-circuit television, and can pause treatment at any time by waving or speaking to the technicians.

Initial Steps

Below are some procedures that may be performed prior to your CyberKnife® treatment. Every treatment plan is different and not all of these steps are necessary for every patient. The procedures required as part of your individualized treatment plan, and the order in which they will occur will be explained during your consultation visit.