What is cancer care at Kotsanis Institute?
At the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX, we understand that the days and weeks following a cancer diagnosis can be a whirlwind of advice from physicians, family, and friends. Your first impulse may be to ask, "What are my cancer treatment options?" Your second impulse may be to just do whatever your doctor tells you to do. Like a good patient, you might follow the advice of your diagnosing oncologist without exploring or considering other options in cancer care. Although conventional cancer treatments serve most people well, there are some patients who do not tolerate traditional oncology well. Even though the Kotsanis Institute practices integrative and natural oncology, our practice doesn’t claim that it's a better alternative to traditional oncology. Additionally, Dr. Constantine Kotsanis is not an oncologist. He is a board-certified otolaryngologist who is certified in clinical nutrition and has more than three decades of experience in treating patients around the world.
Natural and integrative oncology works on the principle that cancer is a systemic disease that affects the immune system and metabolism. We strive to bring balance to all the systems in your body — i.e., everything from nutrition and digestive system dysfunction to immune/endocrine/central nervous system harmony. Furthermore, we believe that cancer should be managed by addressing all physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. Last, but not least, we encourage family participation for optimal healing. Together, as a family, we will fight to help you reclaim your life after a cancer diagnosis. Each patient is assigned a cancer care manager who will partner with you to ensure that you receive personal attention as needed. Dr. Kotsanis will work closely with your medical team of physicians: oncologists, primary physicians, or other healthcare providers. You will have continuous support, and your care manager will call you on a regular basis to check that you are making positive progress. For more information, call us today.
Your Cancer Care Treatment Options
Dr. Kotsanis and our team believe that cancer is a disease not only of the body but also of the mind and spirit. We are passionate about caring for our patients because we know that family and social support can contribute to healing. Your proactive, positive spirit will ignite a cancer warrior within you. We want you to thrive while surviving cancer. Enjoying a full life with a loving, relaxing, forgiving spirit can help to support your immune system, good health, and general well-being. Our cancer care initiatives are wellness-based programs that use emerging technologies and are reviewed to include the latest scientific developments. Being part of this aftercare program can help you stay healthy and get healthier even after cancer.
Not a patient of Dr. Kotsanis and in remission?
If you are in remission but were treated elsewhere, you can still be one of our after cancer care patients. We also accept patients who have been treated elsewhere in the United States or abroad. Some patients choose to be treated outside of the United States and find it more convenient and cost-effective to have us follow up with them after their initial treatments are finished. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America have designated Dr. Kotsanis as one of their treatment aftercare physicians.
What to Expect with Cancer Care
We are not just a treatment clinic. We are highly experienced, listen to our patients, and are committed to delivering superior care and compassion. We will treat, educate, research, and elevate your well-being during your journey with cancer, cancer treatment, and cancer aftercare.
- Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT)
- Nutritional IV therapies
- Nutritional Supplementation (Poly-MVA or enzyme therapies)
- Oxidative therapy
- Photodynamic therapy
- Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)
- After cancer care
Your Cancer Treatment After Care
Oftentimes, after patients have completed a treatment phase and cancer is successfully in remission, they fail to take measures to keep cancer from returning. Even if their cancer is not in total remission but is contained, the "after" part of cancer care is critical to help maximize comfort, health, and enjoyment of life. We can assist with this by:
- Battling the many side effects and long term miseries of chemotherapy and radiation
- Reviewing your entire medical records, lab images, and treatments
- Conducting a thorough examination and interview
- Discussing your treatment plans with friends and family
- Testing for vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and other deficiencies
- Designing a program specifically for your particular chemotherapy or radiation
- Administering IV and oral supplementation
- Providing timely follow-up appointments for evaluation by physicals and laboratory testing for progress
Cancer patients must be careful to eat the right foods, drink clean alkaline water, check their alkalinity daily, minimize stress, and go to check-ups for laboratory testing and imaging. How often you're seen depends on whether you're in complete remission or have controlled the tumor growth, how aggressive the cancer type was, and other personal factors. Our care manager model is deliberately intended to help you keep track of what comes next.
Know your cancer care options
Choosing your cancer treatment may be one of the most difficult and important decisions you’ll ever make. This is your life and your choice. We can help you investigate, research, and learn about your cancer care options at the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX. Call our office to speak to one of our representatives or reach out to us online.