Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Houston Methodist Hospital, while primarily an adult care hospital, offers pediatric radiation therapy. The Department of Radiation Oncology is nationally recognized for providing the safest, most effective radiation treatments available to children. Our partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital has enabled us to provide lifesaving therapy to more children than any other hospital in the area.

Houston Methodist ’s extensive experience in research and clinical trials allows for tailored radiation oncology treatments depending on the unique needs of young patients. In addition to offering groundbreaking technologies such as IMRT and advanced 3-D imaging systems, we are one of the only hospitals in the country to provide a Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for very young patients who require anesthesia before treatments.

We offer a kid-friendly waiting room and pediatric specialists and staff to care for our young patients.

 

Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) – Radiation Oncology

Through a partnership with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist offers anesthesia care for children undergoing radiation therapy. Some of our younger children diagnosed with cancer require anesthesia to remain still while receiving treatments. In the Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), located within our treatment area, the patient care team will closely monitor the young patient as he/she awakens and begins his/her recovery.

This arrangement limits the potential for risks associated with recovery after treatment and enables the child to fully recover in a child friendly environment, just adjacent to the treatment room. Parent interaction is welcome and encouraged during the recovery process.

Giving Back - Annual Pediatric Christmas Party

Each year the physicians and staff of Houston Methodist's Department of Radiation Oncology host a Christmas party for their young patients and their families who are battling cancer.