Baylor Lung Institute Mesothelioma Treatment Center
One of the Baylor Lung Institute’s most defining specialty treatment programs is the Mesothelioma Treatment Center (MTC).
Offering specialized diagnostic and treatment services to patients with pleural mesothelioma, the MTC is recognized as one of the nation’s premier facilities for research and treatment of this rare disease.
Founded by Dr. David Sugarbaker, the MTC at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is committed to providing the best possible treatment to pleural mesothelioma patients. The MTC does this in three primary ways.
Firstly, the MTC is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare specialists, each offering their unique talents and skillsets that give patients a well-rounded and integrated treatment experience.
Secondly, the specialists at Baylor Lung Institute’s MTC are dedicated to developing tailored and personalized treatment strategies for each patient admitted to the Center.
With a belief that no two patients are the same, the MTC’s mesothelioma specialists take the time to properly diagnose and assess each patient and develop a treatment plan that will provide the best results for that individual.
Finally, the mesothelioma doctors at the MTC are committed to improving mesothelioma treatment technology through their clinical research program.
Ongoing research and investment into mesothelioma treatments is the only way our medical communities will be able to one day achieve the goal of finding a cure for mesothelioma.
The MTC moves us closer to this goal through its comprehensive clinical trials program that actively tests and develops new, cutting-edge mesothelioma therapies.
Holistic Patient Care
Being specialists in mesothelioma, the team at the Mesothelioma Treatment Center is also highly in-tune with the severe emotional and mental suffering that accompanies a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Having worked with so many patients and families over the years, the MTC team is aware of the heavy financial and legal burdens that typically go hand-in-hand with mesothelioma.
Because the MTC team is uniquely positioned to treat such a devastating disease, their professional care staff are determined to go above and beyond to help patients and their families throughout the entire care experience.
From the first appointment scheduled to the follow-up care, the staff at MTC ensure that patients’ emotional needs are thoroughly supported.
Not only does MTC believe that the patient should play an active role in their own treatment, but they also believe that providing holistic support resources ultimately improves a patient’s response to treatments.
That’s why MTC has a holistic care team composed of social workers, chaplains and other patient care specialists. MTC has ensured that there is dedicated staff available to support patients emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually.