EL DORADO - CARTI has announced its plan to build CARTI Cancer Center South Arkansas, a comprehensive cancer treatment facility to be located in El Dorado. The cancer center's planned services will include medical and radiation oncology, an infusion suite, imaging and an onsite lab. The project is currently in preliminary phases and a site has yet to be identified.
This will be the fifth comprehensive cancer center in CARTI's network of cancer treatment locations, bringing its statewide presence to 16 treatment locations in 14 communities. CARTI currently has south Arkansas locations in El Dorado and Crossett, and will open a third location in Magnolia in October.
CARTI IN SOUTH ARKANSAS
Dr. Balagopalan Nair began seeing patients in El Dorado in 1998. Due to a significant increase in patient volume, Dr. Nair expanded his presence in south Arkansas. Today, Dr. Nair sees more than 60 patients per day. With the help of his medical team, more than 100 cancer patients are served at CARTI El Dorado every Tuesday.
Since 1998, Dr. Nair has treated more than 4,000 cancer patients from south Arkansas. In the last 12 months, CARTI has served 1,643 people from south Arkansas.