Cancer care

The Cancer Center at HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is committed to providing five-star cancer care, featuring the latest in cancer treatment options and combined modality programs with Houston’s leading radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and support specialists. Our Cancer Center provides comprehensive care to patients, including radiation, chemotherapy and other treatments.

Our Cancer Center employs a skilled multidisciplinary team made up of Houston’s leading oncologists, oncology nurses, staff therapists, medical physicists, oncology navigators and social workers. We also work closely with on-site surgeons, radiologists, nutritionists, rehabilitation therapists, lymphedema therapists, pharmacists, counselors and other healthcare professionals if these specialties are needed.

Chemotherapy and Infusion Center

The Chemotherapy and Infusion Center at HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is an ambulatory infusion center providing outpatient IV therapy seven days a week. We offer a complete infusion center with treatment rooms and a pharmacy. By providing a registered nursing staff specially trained in vascular access and state-of-the-art infusion devices, the Chemotherapy and Infusion Center at HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is committed to providing quality care.

The Chemotherapy and Infusion Center is located in the North Cypress Professional Building 1, Suite 140. It is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

For more information about the Chemotherapy and Infusion Center at North Cypress Medical Center, please call (832) 912-3850.

Services and benefits

Full onsite infusion center (treatment rooms and pharmacy) Expertise in all types of vascular access management State-of-the-art infusion devices Onsite, monitored infusion of “first doses” Alleviation of hospital and ER visits 24/7 registered nurse and pharmacist on call

Who requires infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy can be used to treat a range of medical conditions, including:

  • Full onsite infusion center (treatment rooms and pharmacy)
  • Expertise in all types of vascular access management
  • State-of-the-art infusion devices
  • Onsite, monitored infusion of “first doses”
  • Alleviation of hospital and ER visits
  • 24/7 registered nurse and pharmacist on call

What types of medications are administered?

The majority of IV therapies administered are IV antibiotics, prescribed primarily for such diagnoses as cellulitis, sepsis, osteomyelitis, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and sinusitis. Other major IV therapies include chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition, hydration therapy, pain management, enteral nutrition, dobutamine and more.

Surgical oncology

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is one of the first hospitals in the greater Houston area to perform the robotic Whipple procedure, also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy. The Whipple procedure is the most common surgical treatment for cancerous or benign tumors of the pancreas, duodenum or the common bile duct. The traditional open Whipple procedure involves the removal of the head of the pancreas, bile duct, duodenum, part of the stomach and the gallbladder. Then the remaining pancreas and digestive organs are reconnected. This traditional procedure requires a large incision to access each organ.

Luckily, the new alternative robotic Whipple procedure involves a surgeon maneuvering a robotic arm through several small incisions. For those needing additional cancer treatment, the shortened recovery time will allow them to begin chemotherapy and radiation sooner. Benefits of the robotic Whipple procedure compared to the traditional open procedure include:

  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is one of an elite group of hospitals across the U.S. offering state-of-the-art fully robotic Whipple surgery. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. For those patients that are candidates for surgical resection, the Whipple procedure is a life-saving option. Many patients may be able to tolerate the robotic Whipple procedure, but are unable to tolerate the traditional open Whipple procedure.