The Benefits of Multidisciplinary Care
For some people, the thought of waiting even a short period of time before removing the cancer is difficult to understand. Dr. Hyde notes that he takes time to counsel his patients and give them a window into the world of multidisciplinary treatment, where a team of cancer specialists comes together to determine the very best approach. Working with medical and radiation oncology, gastrointestinal specialists and looking at the constantly changing literature that helps guide treatment decisions, the team develops a comprehensive and personalized plan.
“The goal isn’t to rush to treatment. In fact, our team works in an expedient but thoughtful manner to ensure that not just the right treatment, but also the right order of treatment is followed,” says Dr. Hyde. “There is so much nuance in determining the best path, and we take the latest information, your individual cancer, and situation into account.”
With University Surgical Associates and Chattanooga’s medical community as a whole, you or your loved one has access to the latest treatment strategies close to home – where there are resources and skilled physicians who provide the best possible treatment for colon and rectal cancer.
“I want patients to feel confident in our team and in our access to the very best strategies, tools and cancer fighting treatments,” says Dr. Hyde. “I truly enjoy taking care of my patients and getting them back to their previous lifestyle. Cancer treatment can be a long and confusing road, but we are here for every step of the way.”
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