LGMC Welcomes New Radiation Oncologist

5/20/2010

Lafayette General Medical Center and CyberKnife Center - Louisiana Welcomes 
Brent P. Mahoney, M.D., Ph.D., Radiation Oncologist

Brent P. Mahoney, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist, joins Lafayette General Medical Center and CyberKnife Center - Louisiana.  Dr. Mahoney is specialty-trained in CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery.  He received his medical degree from Tulane University and completed his residency at VirginiaDr. Brent Mahoney Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

"It is clear already that Brent is not only a skilled physician, but a compassionate caregiver,” says Dr. Alan Appley, neurosurgeon and CyberKnife Center medical director.  "He has an incredible attention to detail in radiation therapy planning.  He will be a great asset to LGMC, the CyberKnife team, and our patients.”

"The addition of Dr. Mahoney to Lafayette General Medical Center, allows us the opportunity to further develop our oncology program. With the opening of the Cancer Center of Acadiana in June, we will be able to extend a full range of cancer services to the medical oncologists and all the physicians throughout Acadiana,” states David Callecod, president/CEO of Lafayette General Medical Center.

The Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General Medical Center includes oncologists, Dr. Michael Cain, Dr. Deborah Johnson, Dr. Paulette Blanchet, Dr. Victoria Panelli and Dr. Luis Meza, in addition to a patient navigator, licensed dietician, and social worker.

CyberKnife treatment is a radiosurgical procedure that utilizes a linear accelerator to generate radiation beams precisely targeted at the site of the tumor or other area of concern.  For more information, visitwww.CyberKnifeLA.com.

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