Welcome to Rio Bravo Cancer Center
Minds that Cure. Hearts that Care.
What You Can Expect
Cutting-Edge Cancer Therapies
Our cutting edge cancer therapies are used to treat kidney cancer, breast cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer, CNS cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, and skin cancer, just to name a few.
Scientific Evidence Based Treatment
Our team of oncologists provides only the most innovative and proven cancer fighting radiation therapies as one part of an overall comprehensive cancer treatment program.
Technology to Minimize Side Effects
We are committed to delivering radiation only as long as healthy surrounding tissue remains undamaged.
Our team is devoted to providing a warm compassionate environment to allow our patients the best opportunity to heal.
Elekta Versa HD
The Elekta Versa HD is Kern County’s newest linear accelerator. It has advanced radiation capabilities like no other machine in the region. It can treat classic 3-D conformal radiotherapy to advanced stereotactic radiation therapy.
Meet Our Oncologists
Dr. Alexander Gaitanis
Director of Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Alexander Gaitanis is a board-certified Oncologist and Internal Medicine physician by the American Board of Medical Oncology and National Board of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Gaitanis received his undergraduate degree from Thomas Jefferson University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Post- Baccalaureate degree in Bio-Medical Sciences followed by his medical degree. He then went on to complete his Internship and Internal Medicine residency. This was followed by an Oncology/Hematology fellowship at the University of Florida. In addition to his clinical training, he spent a year at the University of Tennessee Department of Medicine as an Internal Medicine physician between his residency and fellowship.
Dr. Gaitanis has received numerous awards during his educational and teaching career, including the Resident Research award, and is a published author in the field of cancer nanotechnology.
Dr. Edward Jung
Department of Radiation Oncology
Rio Bravo Cancer Center would like to introduce you to Dr. Edward Jung, Radiation Oncologist. Dr. Jung received his fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and is happy to be a new partner at Rio Bravo Cancer Center.