Archbold Memorial Hospital is now offering advanced technology that can be used in the treatment of certain breast cancer patients. The Hologic BioZorb® is a 3D implantable marker that is designed to help improve care for patients eligible for breast conserving surgery. Its unique design enables the surgeon to precisely mark the surgical site of a breast lesion and helps to retain aesthetics of the pre-surgery tissue.
“We are very proud to be the first in the South Georgia region to offer this technology to our patients. The device helps to improve care of the patient and in certain cases, can decrease the duration of radiation treatment,” said Archbold general surgeon, Cianna Pender, MD, FACS.
The BioZorb® marker helps facilitate partial breast reconstruction for women, with improved cosmetic outcomes. The BioZorb® marker has also been shown to be helpful for the long-term follow-up care of patients. The clips within each BioZorb marker also offer radiation oncologists and radiologists a 3D geometric view of the lesion surgical site. This potentially improves accuracy in radiation treatment, and can qualify a larger number of patients for cost-saving and time-saving treatment options.
“Offering this technology is just another example of our commitment to continue to bring the most advanced patient care to our community,” said Dr. Pender. “Taking care of our patients is our top priority.”