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At the Hospital Serena del Mar Cancer Institute we have a comprehensive care model, from care and administration, we accompany pediatric and adult patients during their diagnosis, treatment and recovery process, providing services with the highest quality standards, safety and humanism in order to positively impact oncological outcomes and the quality of life of patients diagnosed with cancer.
We have a state-of-the-art linear accelerator that integrates different accessories that enable the delivery of more precise, effective and less toxic treatments, such as the robotic stretcher and the ABC system, the latter articulates the respiratory cycle to the delivery of radiation.
Likewise, we have the only PET CT in Cartagena, essential not only for an adequate and timely diagnosis of oncological, inflammatory, cardiological and neurological diseases, but also to assess the extent of the disease.
¿Por qué elegirnos?
We are pioneers in molecular oncology, these are personalized treatments based on molecular tests that guarantee greater effectiveness and less toxicity.
Our architectural concept created by Moshe Safdie seeks to make the most of natural lighting and views of the exterior, so each space at the Serena del Mar Hospital provides the patient with an ideal space for their optimal recovery framed in a positive and healing environment, a friendly environment for those who accompany him.
We have state-of-the-art technology at the service of health, with medical equipment and advanced processes that allow us to achieve maximum efficiency, complying with the highest levels of safety and precision for diagnoses and treatments such as PET CT, unique in the city, robotic pharmacy, accelerator (radiotherapy equipment to offer advanced treatments that lead to better clinical outcomes and fewer side effects.)
The integrality of the treatment offered at the hospital includes an additional area of Oncological Wellness, which is a multidisciplinary team made up of:
Physical and occupational rehabilitation
In general, we will tell you about some alarm signs and symptoms that can occur for the main types of cancer and others that are specific to a certain type of tumor, such as:
- Appearance of a lump or nodule.
- A persistent pain over time.
- A wound or ulcer that does not heal (including mouth ulcers).
- A spot or mole that changes in shape, size, and/or color.
- A skin lesion that has recently appeared and continues to grow.
- Abnormal bleeding or hemorrhages.
- Persistent cough and/or hoarseness. (more than 3 weeks)
- Changes in urinary or bowel habits.
- Unexplained weight loss
¿Qué paciente es apto?
Our Cancer Institute offers comprehensive cancer treatments for adults and children. Due to the level of complexity and quality of our services, we receive patients from Cartagena and Bolívar, from the entire Colombian Caribbean region, with an important international projection, with a large influx of patients from the islands of the Caribbean basin, Central America and Florida in United States.
Our subspecialties and medical team
Service that is intended to accompany the patient from diagnosis and during all stages of the disease with the intention of controlling the symptoms derived from it or the side effects of the treatments, thus relieving the patient's suffering by improving their quality of life.
It is the specialty that is responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients with hematological and oncological pathologies, both benign and malignant.
Hematology is the medical specialty that is in charge of the prevention, study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the blood and the organs that participate in its production, such as: the bone marrow, the spleen or the ganglia, among others.
We provide care to patients with benign and malignant pathologies of the breast, including the study of masses of uncertain behavior with the complementarity of our services and the ability to perform everything from images, biopsies with image guidance, to diagnostic and therapeutic surgical procedures, including complementary management. with sentinel node. In addition, in oncological cases, we offer joint management with Plastic Surgery for breast reconstruction.
In the soft tissue field, we also pay attention to skin lesions such as melanomas and soft tissue tumors such as Sarcomas in the extremities or retroperitoneal masses, in permanent integration with our Cancer Institute.
In this area we are able to care for pulmonary and mediastinal pathologies of benign or malignant origin, we offer management by videothoracoscopy, mediastinoscopy, fiberoptic bronchoscopy and thoracotomy.
Thanks to a specialized and multidisciplinary team, we offer solutions to hyperhidrosis pathologies with procedures such as sympathectomy and more complex chest wall reconstruction procedures.
This surgical specialty is focused on treating various pathologies that affect the head and neck, including the oral cavity, pharynx, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands, and lymph nodes, offering treatment for benign or malignant conditions in these areas.
It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous pathologies, of the female reproductive system, that is, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, among others.
It is a subspecialty of Urology; This branch is in charge of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of those tumors that affect the urinary system of both sexes: glands, ureters, kidneys, urethra and bladder. Also those that affect the male genital system (testicles, penis and prostate), tumors in the supra-renal glands or adrenal glands, and some tumors that affect the retro-peritoneum.