Excellence and Experience You Can Count On
At Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, our team of specialized clinicians and experienced, board-certified radiation oncologist are dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced treatments and technologies in radiation therapy. Patients receive individualized, world-class care close to home, including the following modalities:
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- High-dose-rate brachytherapy (IGRT)
- Electron Beam Therapy
Individualized Treatment Options
At the Florida Hospital Heartland Cancer Institute, our Radiation Oncology Program offers patients a comprehensive array of radiation therapy treatment options. Our board-certified oncologist works closely with a dynamic team of experts, including oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists. Together, the team provides the most comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
With fewer side effects than standard radiation therapy, IMRT is a highly accurate radiation instrument that spares normal tissue, allows for superior dose distributions, and is able to treat tumors near critical structures.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
The most advanced form of radiation therapy available, IGRT enables doctors to precisely locate and visualize the tumor before each dose is administered. Our state-of-the-art delivery system enables doctors to choose the most appropriate treatment for treating cancer in the body, head or neck, and deliver treatments all on one machine in a single room.
Electron Beam Therapy
Electron beam radiation therapy is used to treat lymphoma in the skin. There are two types of electron beam radiation therapy. If one or more spots on the body will be treated, this is called spot treatment. If the entire surface of the skin will be treated, this is called total skin electron beam (TSEB) therapy. Electrons do not go deep in your body, so the dose of radiation to deeper tissues is minimal.
Whole Person Healing
At the heart of the Florida Hospital Heartland Cancer Institute cancer program is our commitment to making a difference in the life of each patient we serve. Our cancer care focuses on much more than the disease; we're here to provide comprehensive educational, emotional and spiritual support through our counseling and educational services for patients, services for families and caregivers, and support groups. We know your journey toward wellness involves the whole person-mind, body and spirit.
Meet the Physician
John W. Bollinger, MD is a board-certified radiation oncologist who graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and completed his residency at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Majoring in chemistry, Dr. Bollinger attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he graduated magna cum laude. With more than 30 years’ experience in radiation oncology, Dr. Bollinger is dedicated to providing individualized care for his patients and offering advanced treatments and technologies.
As key members of our comprehensive team, our Care Coordinators work as the link between patients and physicians to ensure that patients and their families have the education, support and resources needed to make informed choices. Services are tailored to individual patient needs, including:
- Comprehesive nursing assessment and support
- Rapid scheduling of all appointments
- Symptom management
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Cancer Institute
4416 Sun ‘n Lake Boulevard
Sebring, Florida 33872
(863) 382-2830 Fax