SAVI SCOUT Surgical Guidance System at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach

A diagnosis of breast cancer opens up a wide variety of medical terms and treatment for the patient. There are choices to make about finding the right doctor. Dr. John Rimmer is an experienced breast cancer doctor and surgeon in West Palm Beach, Florida. One of the pieces of equipment he uses while treating his patients at Good Samaritan Medical Center is the SAVI Scout®.

Research to help reduce the stress a patient undergoes before, during, and after breast cancer surgery continues on a daily basis. In fact, SAVI treatment is a result of that goal. Patients feel more comfortable during treatment thanks to the single-entry device. Damage to the skin is greatly reduced when compared to other surgical methods.

SAVI Scout® is a hand-held device similar to an antenna. It helps Dr. Rimmer locate the tumor more easily by sending infrared signals. There is no radioactivity and the equipment is approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). It’s a sophisticated process that allows different steps of the treatment to be more convenient for the patient.

It’s important to discuss the various methods of treatment with Dr. Rimmer and his West Palm Beach breast surgery team. You’ll find out if you are a candidate for SAVI treatment, which allows the doctor to target radiation directly where it is required. Understanding how the proper dosage of radiation is measured and delivered will help relieve your anxiety. Going home between treatments can be an option because there are no protruding wires to get damaged or dislodged.

Make a list of the questions you want to ask Dr. Rimmer and bring them with you to the West Palm Beach office. There is a lot of information available to help you understand treatment choices such as SAVI Scout® from start to finish. You’ll also have the opportunity to review the doctor’s qualifications and discover for yourself the dedication of each team member to your care. Call today to schedule a consultation at 561-748-1242.