Baptist Health-Fort Smith Expands Radiation Oncology Services in River Valley

FORT SMITH, Ark. –  Baptist Health Radiation Oncology-Fort Smith recently invested in new technology and equipment to provide better and more precise treatment for cancer patients in the River Valley. 

The upgraded system utilizes Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) which is a multi-angle camera system that communicates in real-time with the treatment machine and allows for extremely precise and safe non-surgical treatment of malignant and non-malignant tumors, particularly tumors in the brain.  

The system allows for a much more comfortable and non-invasive patient experience without sacrificing treatment efficacy and quality. Given the higher precision and accuracy of the system, the treatments can often be completed in one session and repeated to other areas if necessary. The SGRT system also can be used in treating other areas of the body with advanced breathing techniques. In particular, this allows Baptist Health Radiation Oncology-Fort Smith to more completely spare the heart in certain types of breast cancer cases.  

“Cancer care is evolving and improving rapidly,” said Dr. Daniel Schroyer, a radiation oncology specialist. “In order to provide the best treatments hospitals and healthcare systems need to invest and improve their equipment. I’m very excited about our ability to treat patients locally with cutting-edge treatments rather than sending them out of the community. Going through cancer treatments can be challenging enough from an emotional and physical standpoint, so telling a patient they have to travel hours away for treatment compounds all those issues. Our goal is to provide cutting edge cancer care close to home for the River Valley.”

Dr. Schroyer is board certified and serves as the medical director of radiation oncology at Baptist Health-Fort Smith. He has more than 12 years of clinical experience. 

Baptist Health Radiation Oncology-Fort Smith is located at 1502 Dodson Avenue. For more information about Dr. Schroyer and the services he provides, visit or call (479) 709-7190

About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 12 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app.