Our experienced Surgical Oncology team delivers exceptional, comprehensive care as part of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. As cancer specialists, they utilize advanced techniques and minimally invasive surgical options to treat tumors of the breast, lymph nodes, thyroid and parathyroid glands, esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum, adrenal glands, liver and bile ducts, pancreas, and other major organs; as well as skin cancers, soft tissue sarcomas, and hereditary cancer syndromes. Patients receive world-class expertise and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment that offers the best options at all stages of disease.
Working closely with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists and other cancer specialists, our surgical oncologists directly oversee the planning and delivery of care. Treatment plans, which may include chemotherapy, radiation or other therapies, in addition to surgery, are designed to address each patient's unique healthcare needs and to offer the best outcomes for patients and families.
Surgical treatment options for cancer depend upon the stage of cancer, and the type of cancer being treated. The most common forms of cancer treated by surgical oncologists include:
- Breast Cancer
- Colon & Rectal Cancer
- Gastric Cancer
- Gynecological Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Thoracic Cancer
- Urologic Cancer
Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program
The Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is designed to accommodate patients' individual needs and preferences with clinically proven, safe, and effective bloodless procedures and alternatives.
Bloodless medicine and surgery involves comprehensive blood conservation and management strategies designed to decrease the amount of blood loss during and after surgical procedures and maximize the oxygen levels in the blood in order to avoid the need for an allogeneic (donor) blood transfusion.
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Our medical oncologists deliver world-class care to patients with all forms of cancer, including leukemia, lymphomas, sarcomas, breast, colorectal, gynecologic, gastrointestinal and lung cancers. With access to the latest treatment regimens and the most promising clinical trials, our medical oncology team offers patients the most advanced options for care, as well as hope for effective disease management, remission or cure.
Patients benefit from the expertise and multidisciplinary team approach that includes medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology services, as well as other specialties. Medical Oncology services include inpatient care, and outpatient care at The Center, where laboratory services, chemotherapy and other infusion services are provided in a dedicated area.
Medical Oncology Treatment Options
Treatments for cancer include a wide range of chemotherapy drugs and therapeutic agents that can be used together, in sequence, or individually to eliminate cancer, to slow disease progression, or to manage disease in conjunction with other treatments. While there are hundreds of therapeutic options and combinations for treatment of all types of cancer, our medical oncologists utilize several forms of medical therapy to treat the disease:
Our medical oncologists utilize effective biological response modifiers or immunotherapy to help boost or restore the body's natural defenses against cancer. Often, immunotherapy is given in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Our specialists have access to the most promising new treatments including monoclonal antibodies that are highly tumor and disease specific and which have few, if any, side effects.
More than half of patients with cancer undergo some form of chemotherapy. Today’s chemotherapy drugs offer a wide range of options for different forms of cancer, and have fewer side effects than in the past. Whether delivered by infusion, injection, or in oral form, many side effects can be prevented or controlled.
For certain types of cancer, hormone therapy works to decrease or increase the levels of hormones in the body to disrupt cancer cell growth and the spread of disease.
Dedicated Infusion Site
Patients undergoing chemotherapy or other forms of infusion receive care in the Center’s state of the art infusion suite, a dedicated area complete with laboratory, pharmacy and comfortable areas for patients and families. Led by experienced infusion nurses, care is administered in accordance with treatment plans, and with the warmth and kindness that patients and families appreciate.
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