See what People are Saying about SAVI® Brachy for
Breast Cancer Treatment

Patient Video Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

“SAVI is exceptional for the working professional with a busy schedule. As a business owner, I did not have time for six weeks of radiation treatments nor could I afford to have any side affects. This fit my schedule and life style because it was painless, over and done!”

Betty G.

Irving, TX

“I chose SAVI because I thought it would be a lot easier on me. I can’t even imagine doing anything every day for six weeks. I didn’t experience any side effects and even did all my normal activities during those five days. Everything went great. I was very happy with my treatment, and I would most certainly recommend SAVI to a friend.”

Dorothy D.

Jackson, MS

“SAVI was the perfect choice for me. I was back to my regular routine within a week or two after treatment. Even the five days of treatment didn’t slow me down – I still went out to dinner and took walks with friends. I’m grateful for SAVI because it showed me that cancer doesn’t have to be a life-shattering event.”

Mary Ann C.

Scottsdale, AZ

“As a teacher, I was looking for radiation treatment that was safe and effective with as little down time as possible. It was important for me to go with a treatment that would minimize exposure to healthy tissue and allow me to get back to my active lifestyle. The SAVI® applicator was the perfect choice for me. In just seven days, my treatment was complete and the only side effect I experienced was mild fatigue. The following week after my treatment, I completed a six hour hike up a mountain peak with an elevation of 10,800.”

Melissa B.

Warner Springs, CA

Physician Video Testimonials

Physician Testimonials

“From a physician’s point of view, SAVI gives us a higher chance of having a successful implant without having to remove the device. There’s a higher probability that we will be able to construct the radiation dose so that it will conform to the lumpectomy cavity of more patients. We’re able to reduce the dose delivered to nearby normal tissue more than with whole breast treatment. The amount of radiated lung, chest wall, heart, and breast tissue is a lot less, and we expect that to reduce the risk of side effects”

John Schallenkamp, M.D.

Billings Clinic, Billings, MT

“Patients want a shorter treatment with fewer side effects, and SAVI makes that possible. Since there is so much more flexibility in our treatment parameters, we haven’t seen a patient who is a candidate for APBI that couldn’t be treated with SAVI. It’s very upsetting to patients when we have to pull single catheter devices due to dosimetric problems. There’s just no reason to use a single catheter device anymore.”

Niti Dube, M.D.

Advanced Radiation Centers of New York, Lake Success, NY

“Our facilities are committed to delivering state-of-of-the art radiation therapy. The SAVI applicator’s ability to precisely direct radiation therapy is a major improvement over any other breast brachytherapy device, and expands the number of women who can benefit from APBI.”

Shawn Zimberg, M.D.

Advanced Radiation Centers of New York, Lake Success, NY

“Earlier devices are really one-size-fits-all. With SAVI, we can dramatically tailor the radiation for individual patients, which allows more women to choose partial breast radiation. This saves them time, reduces complications, preserves healthy breast tissue and offers better cosmetic outcomes than traditional therapy.”

William Kokal, M.D.

Suncoast Surgical Associates, Fort Myers, FL

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