Dr. Gorman, MD, FACS, of the Texas Breast Center in Waxahachie just completed her 100th SBRT surgery using Hologic’s BioZorb marker device. This new milestone puts her ahead of any other breast surgeon in this particular factor by over thirty percent.
Dr. Gorman is a breast surgeon whose primary focus is surgical oncology. She serves as the Chief of Surgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waxahachie, Texas, as well as their Medical Director of Surgical Services. She has been using Hologic’s BioZorb surgical implants in her surgeries now for 100 operations and has seen how they can improve post-operation.
The BioZorb implant is a small coil structure that will, in time, be absorbed into the body. Until that time, it helps to support the breast tissue as it heals and fills in where some were removed. This prevents potential concave divots that can happen as healing tissue tries to fill in the empty space first.
The titanium clips remain even as the rest of the implant is absorbed, which helps for later radiation treatments or clinical imaging. They act as a pointer leading the radiation oncologist directly to the cancer site and minimizing potential radiation damage to the surrounding tissue. The clips also point out the exact site to any imaging that needs to be done so there is no guesswork.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, or SBRT, is another practice that Dr. Gorman has made intrinsic to her practice. She and Dr. Rufus Mark have worked together to co-author research on the 5-day radiation treatment that can be performed 3-4 weeks after surgery. This varies from a traditional radiation treatment that lasts 30 days. With a higher dose of radiation in a more targeted beam, aimed through the BioZorb marker Dr. Gorman placed, Dr. Mark is able to more precisely and effectively hit any remaining cancer cells.
Dr. Valerie Gorman will continue with the BioZorb and SBRT surgeries in order to help more women heal and recover. If you would like to know more about Dr. Gorman’s history with BioZorb, SBRT, or either of these surgical processes, Dr. Gorman has published information online on these subjects. If you have questions about breast cancer care or are in need of treatment, you can contact the Texas Breast Center in Waxahachie to learn about your next steps. You can find all of their contact information and more information about Dr. Gorman on their website.
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