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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Sean Cavanaugh, MD

Director, CTCA Genitourinary Cancer Institute

CTCA Atlanta

"At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, experts join together to analyze and discuss each case, and decisions are made as a team. It is a different approach to healthcare, and I wanted to be a part of it."

- Sean Cavanaugh, MD

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5
128 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Internship / Residency

  • General Pediatrics - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Radiation Oncology - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Certification(s)

  • American Board of Radiology

Practicing since: 2005

Dr. Sean Cavanaugh joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, to maintain his focus on the patient’s well-being as a top priority. "At CTCA®, the difference is teamwork," says Dr. Cavanaugh, who is Director of the CTCA Genitourinary Cancer Institute. “Here, the physicians truly work together on the same team to help our patients."

After joining CTCA in 2012, Dr. Cavanaugh launched the Brachytherapy Program at our Atlanta-area hospital and helped grow the Radiation Oncology Department. He has chaired the hospital's Prostate Center for Advanced Oncology and Prostate steering committee. Dr. Cavanaugh also graduated from the hospital's Physician Leadership Program.

Dr. Cavanaugh earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. He then completed an internship in General Pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also finished the B. Leonard Holman Pathway Residency in Radiation Oncology.

Prior to CTCA, Dr. Cavanaugh worked in private practice for seven years in both Texas and Georgia. He is an experienced radiosurgeon, operating on both extracranial and intracranial malignancies. Dr. Cavanaugh regularly performs high-dose rate and low-dose rate brachytherapy, as well as all aspects of highly conformal external beam radiation therapy.

Dr. Cavanaugh is certified by the American Board of Radiology. He has been published in numerous journals, including Urology, Prostate Cancer, American Journal of Brachytherapy, The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, and Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment.

"I take the fight against cancer very personally,” says Dr. Cavanaugh, whose brother and father are both cancer survivors. "It is my privilege to care for my patients in the most advanced and compassionate manner possible."

In 2011, 2012 and 2014, Dr. Cavanaugh was honored with a Compassionate Doctor Certification from Patient’s Choice. He also received Georgia’s Favorite Physicians Award every year from 2009 to 2014, and he received the Patients' Choice Award and the On-Time Physician Award from Vitals.com in 2014.

Patient ratings and comments

The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/19/2018
Dr. Cavanaugh was amazing. He took time to go over every detail with me in my first consultation without knowing if I would even need his services. He is extremely educated in his field and passed along so much knowledge to me which definitely helped me understand more about my individual case.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/31/2018
I would never recommend anyone else! Dr. Cavanaugh is the Greatest!

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/26/2018
very professional

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/20/2018
He took care of me and explained everything that was going on to me. Any questions I asked he answered. I would recommend to others.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/15/2018
The very best of the best in all areas, knowledge, compassion, exceptional treatment.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/10/2018
Dr Cavanaugh , was amazing. He explain the scans to us in detail. Dr Cavanaugh has asked the radiologist to go into more detail and do a comparison with my two MRI scans. I am still waiting on that report. Who do I contact regarding this?

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/6/2018
I felt he was an extremely capable Oncologist. And I feel lucky to be in his care.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/19/2018
Just after speaking with Dr. Cavanaugh I felt completely at ease compared to the feeling I had at other facilities

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/18/2018
excellent

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/4/2018
"Excellent doctor."

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA. All ratings are included even if a comment is excluded.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and in-office gynecologic oncology services. Gynecologic surgeries are not evaluated at this time because a different survey tool would be required.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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