• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or are living with cancer, Barton Health is here to help. Our physicians are here to work with your Oncologist to provide as many services as possible conveniently close to home.

The following medical and ancillary services are local and regional options for treatment and clinical support. Barton Health participates with most insurance plans including Medi-Cal and Medicare.


Medical and Ancillary Services

Oncology

Barton Oncology
1139 Third Street | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.600.1950

The care team at Barton Oncology works closely with Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in a healing environment that is close to home. The medical oncology team provides support and education to you and your family during your cancer treatment and survivorship with telemedicine visits in our office with the physicians at Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. With your oncologist’s direction, Barton Oncology can refer you for lab work, radiographic tests, diagnostics, chemotherapy infusion services, some procedures, palliative care and cancer support services to help you on your journey, close to home.

Telemedicine visits with the physicians at Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center are offered at Barton Oncology on Wednesdays.

Infusion Therapy

Barton Infusion Center
Barton Memorial Hospital
2170 South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5876

Barton Infusion Center provides a wide range of infusion therapies. From our friendly and comfortable treatment environment, we deliver exceptional care addressing emotional and physical needs, while promoting healing and comfort. Our dedicated team works seamlessly with referring physicians and pharmacists to ensure all medication is delivered safely and efficiently.

Infusion therapy is the delivery of drugs directly into the bloodstream. Also called Intravenous (IV) therapy, Infusion therapy has become an effective strategy in treating and managing certain disease processes.

Palliative Care

Barton Palliative Care
1067 Fourth Street | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.600.1960

Barton Palliative Care helps patients develop an optimal care plan catered to individual health and comfort needs. In a palliative care plan, a patient diagnosed with cancer has a personalized team of specialists to support his or her medical, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. This multi-disciplinary team focuses on care plan development around the patient’s personal goals, incorporating the patient’s family and support system to ensure appropriate, informed medical decision making.

Barton’s Palliative Care program looks at the patient’s diagnosis with the goal of addressing medical complications and relieving suffering. These services can offer a more holistic approach for patients and families.

Medical Imaging

Barton Memorial Hospital Medical Imaging
2170 South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5850

Barton Health offers state-of-the-art technology and medical-imaging equipment to help providers and patients assess treatment progress.

Balloon Kyphoplasty
A minimally invasive treatment that can repair Vertebral Compression Fractures caused by osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesions.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
This biopsy is used to take tiny samples of breast tissue that can be studied under a microscope.

Mammography
Mammograms and 3D Tomosynthesis available. The 3D mammogram offers a wide-angle True Breast Tomosynthesis, improving the detection of small breast masses and lesions.

Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasounds
A noninvasive imaging procedure used to examine organs in the abdomen and pelvis to determine the cause of a symptom and determine whether a mass is solid or a fluid-filled cyst.

Upper Gastrointestinal
This test can detect abnormalities in your upper digestive tract, including ulcers, a blockage, an abnormal growth or tumor, or other causes of abdominal pain.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization
A non-surgical treatment to remove fibroid tumors from the uterus.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
These pictures show the difference between normal and diseased tissue and can help diagnose many conditions in all parts of the body including cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke, and joint and musculoskeletal disorders.

SPECT/CT Nuclear Imaging
A diagnostic tool to evaluate organ function and locate disease, tumors, infection and other disorders.

Laboratory

Offering hematology, blood bank, routine chemistry, special chemistry, and microbiology services. Barton Laboratory services are available at three locations.

Barton Memorial Hospital
2170 South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5855

Barton Laboratory
1067 Fourth Street | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5913

Barton Laboratory
Inside Barton Urgent Care
155 Highway 50 | Stateline, NV 89449
775.589.8951

Bone Health & Osteoporosis

Barton Bone Health & Osteoporosis
1139 Third Street | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5490

Different types of cancer and/or their treatments directly or indirectly weaken the skeleton leading to disabling and life threatening fracture. The Osteoporosis Center assists all medical/surgical specialties with diagnosis and treatment of skeletal structure threated by aging, hormone decline, chemotherapy and other secondary causes of osteoporosis.

DXA Scan is a bone density test available at Barton Bone Health & Osteoporosis. DXA utilizes minimal xrays to determine if bones are weakened by excess porosity, also known as Osteoporosis. Very porous bones easily fracture or break from minor trips or falls. DXA testing painlessly and effortlessly provides the health care team with information invaluable for decision making regarding fracture prevention.

Gastroenterology

Barton Gastroenterology
1139 Third Street | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5691

Barton Gastroenterology provides both clinical consultations and performs procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Utilizing services such as colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies and Esophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy, Gastroenterology can help for cancer diagnosis and follow-up.

General Surgery

Barton General Surgery
1139 Third Street | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5691

Barton General Surgery is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of surgical care. Your surgeon works in conjunction with your primary care physician and with any other specialists required for your care.

Barton General Surgery helps patients by providing surgical services to remove tumors and perform biopsies and excisions of masses and skin lesions. General Surgery includes surgical procedures of soft tissue of the torso, including breast, colon, skin, thyroid, gallbladder, and appendix.

Gynecology and Obstetrics

Barton Women’s Health
2175 South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5711

Our team at Barton Women’s Health is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive women’s health services. Barton Women’s Health aims to promote healthy living and disease prevention with well woman visits, in addition to addressing problem specific concerns. Screenings and diagnostic services are provided for breast, cervical, uterine, vulvar, and ovarian cancers; management and treatment of cervical dysplasia (pre cancers); and minimally invasive surgical options including:

  • Hysterectomy – vaginal or laparoscopic approaches
  • Laparoscopy – (small camera inserted into the abdomen) for removal of ovaries or ovarian masses, hysterectomy, treatment of endometriosis
  • Hysteroscopy – (small camera brought into the uterus) for removal of polyps or fibroids
  • Endometrial ablation – a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding and possible alternative to hysterectomy

Musculoskeletal Oncology

Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness
2170B South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5554

Musculoskeletal oncology is a medical specialty for diagnosis, staging and treatment of benign and malignant masses in the bones, muscles and soft tissues including complex cases of cancer (sarcoma). Local services available include adult and pediatric bone tumors, soft tissue sarcoma, benign tumors of bone and soft tissue, metastatic disease, and complex infection.

Neurology

Barton Neurology
1139 Third Street | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.539.6047

Barton Neurology is committed to improving the lives of adults suffering from neurological disorders of the head and spine. Barton Neurology offers a comprehensive approach that helps diagnose tumors, primary and metastatic, and provides referrals for treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation.

For those living with cancer and long-term effects, Barton Neurology is able to provide assistance to minimize the neurological effects of living with cancer.

Urology

Barton Urology
2169 South Ave | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5400

Barton Urology is the leader in complete urologic care and provides diagnosis, tumor removal, and treatment of certain urologic cancers.

Urology - Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer can be diagnosed through Cystoscopy, a procedure that examines the bladder and urethra. Tumors in the bladder can be removed using a Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT). For patients who have recurring, non-invasive bladder tumors, up to 18 treatments of BCG bladder instillation can take place over a one year period.

Urology - Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer can be diagnosed using a PSA lab draw or prostate biopsy. Surveillance and monitoring protocols are implemented for patients who do not have a high recurrence risk. High recurrence risk patients are recommended for a prostatectomy procedure to remove the prostate. If the prostate cancer advances and is diagnosed as metastatic or stage 4, Lupron®, a chemotherapy drug can be administered at Barton Urology or referred to an oncologist at Tahoe Forest, UC Davis Health, or UC San Francisco Urologic Surgery and Oncology Clinic.

Urology - Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer can be diagnosed through an exam at Barton Medical Imaging. The procedure for a partial or full removal of a kidney - a full or partial nephrectomy - is available at Barton Memorial Hospital.


Medical Support Services

The following medical support services are here to help you during your cancer journey. Together, we can mitigate some of the side effects from cancer.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture at Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness
2170B South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.539.6620

Acupuncture can alleviate symptoms and conditions associated with cancer and cancer treatments. It can help manage nausea and fatigue, support the immune system, and bring the body back to a balanced state.

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine at Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness
2170B South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.539.6620

Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented approach to medicine that takes the whole person into account, including lifestyle, values, and goals. It incorporates evidence-based appropriate therapies, both conventional and complementary, which are beneficial to healing and balance. Care plans are personalized and based on symptom support, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle to reduce risk of reoccurrence.

Lymphatic Massage

Barton Rehabilitation at Barton Memorial Hospital
2170 South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5720

The lymph nodes and lymph vessels are part of a larger circulatory system called the lymphatic system. This system can absorb excess fluid, proteins, fatty acids, and toxins causing lymphedema, scar tissue, cording, and adhesions. Lymphatic massage, also called manual lymphatic drainage, helps to gently stimulate the lymphatic system and remove foreign particles to make immunity and healing possible. A lymphatic massage session is conducted by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). The therapist evaluates a patient’s condition and designs a care plan around his or her needs, including a home exercise program.

Nutrition Counseling

Barton Nutrition Services at Barton Memorial Hospital
2170 South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5823

A nourishing, balanced diet may be challenging during cancer treatment, but it is important for supporting the body’s nutritional needs during this time. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist offers cancer patients one-on-one consultations that focus on individualized medical nutrition therapy, simple food preparation, and strategies to improve your nutrition status.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Barton Rehabilitation at Barton Memorial Hospital
2170 South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5720

Stateline Rehabilitation Services
155 Highway 50 | Stateline, NV 89449
775.543.8953

Gynecological cancers, surgeries, and adjunct therapies can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction. Surgical treatment as well as chemotherapy and radiation can directly affect the pelvic floor through scar tissue restriction and swelling, fibrosis of the pelvic floor musculature and surrounding tissue. These conditions can manifest as incontinence and/or urgency of bowel and bladder, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. Treatment might include pelvic floor muscle strengthening and stretching, relaxation, biofeedback, and myofascial release.

Therapy and Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health at Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness
2170B South Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.539.6620

Therapeutic and behavioral health services can help cancer patients as well as their families and caregivers address the mix of emotions and pain associated with a cancer diagnosis and the treatment process. Both one-on-one and family therapy options are available.


Partnerships

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Affiliate

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Barton Oncology has proudly partnered with UC Davis Health to provide cutting-edge care in the fight against cancer. As part of the UC Davis Cancer Care Network, patients at Barton Health have access to advanced cancer care provided by leading academic specialists at the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center with the consistently exceptional care they have come to know and expect at Barton Health.

The UC Davis Cancer Care Network virtual tumor boards bring together cancer experts from throughout the network to discuss patient cases to arrive at precise diagnoses and optimal treatment approaches. Virtual tumor boards utilize videoconferencing (telemedicine) capabilities to link UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and other network experts with Barton Health physicians. Patients who need specialized care or a second opinion for more complex diagnoses can be referred to a specialist without delay.

Affiliates of UC Davis Cancer Care Network include:

  • Barton Memorial Hospital, South Lake Tahoe
  • Rideout Cancer Center, Marysville
  • Mercy Cancer Center, Merced
  • Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Truckee
  • AIS Cancer Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield
  • Infusion
  • Telehealth Services
  • Renown

Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center

Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center

Barton Oncology has partnered with the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, an affiliate of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, to expand oncology services for cancer patients who reside in the Tahoe basin. Using advanced technology through Barton’s Telehealth for Tahoe Program, cancer patients undergoing treatment at Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center can meet with their physicians via real-time video conferencing at Barton Oncology, allowing the patient to stay close to home.