Cancer / Oncology

If you have cancer, you can get breakthrough treatments right here at Saratoga Hospital.

From state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic tools to high-tech minimally invasive procedures to immunotherapy, Saratoga Hospital offers a level of cancer care and expertise typically associated with large medical centers. That means the vast majority of our patients can avoid the added burden of traveling long distances for treatment, often while managing uncomfortable side effects.

Equally important, because our cancer providers live in the community, we offer something more: a personal, local connection during an otherwise stressful, and often frightening, time.

Our cancer physicians completed their training at some of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools. They came to Saratoga to practice in a community where they could make their homes, raise their families, and deliver the type of care they want—and expect—for their loved ones.

In addition to physicians, our cancer team includes nurses, technicians, oncology nutrition experts, physical and occupational therapists, and other providers. All work hand in hand to meet your needs as a patient and as an individual.

Four Lines of Attack

Many of today’s cancer therapies are less toxic, more targeted, and often more effective than those available in the past. Your treatment most likely will include a combination of therapies involving one or more of the specialties below. Treatment decisions will be based on the type of cancer you have and other personal considerations.

Surgical oncology involves using surgery to remove a tumor or lesion. The type of surgery—open, laparoscopic, or robot-assisted—depends on the size, location, and other traits of your tumor. For breast cancer patients, we offer hidden-scar surgery. This option preserves the nipple, areola, and surrounding tissue, leaving a more natural-looking breast.

Medical oncology includes chemotherapy and other medications that fight cancer. We offer targeted therapy that uses drugs to attack specific cancer cells, and immunotherapy, which taps the body’s own immune system to fight the disease.

Interventional oncology offers new targeted, minimally invasive ways to diagnose and treat cancers. This subspecialty of interventional radiology uses image-guided tools to shrink and destroy tumors and deliver radiation or chemotherapy directly to a cancer site. Our interventional oncologists are trained in the latest minimally invasive treatments, including three ablation procedures that can shrink and destroy inoperable tumors. Another procedure uses microscopic beads to deliver precise, lethal doses of radiation directly to tumors in the liver.

Radiation oncology involves delivering high doses of radiation to tumors with as little damage as possible to surrounding tissue. Newer “stereotactic” technology makes it possible to target tumors more precisely and to treat lesions in places that previously were off limits.

 

“The breadth of experience and level of expertise here is exceptional. Ninety percent of the tumors we see can be treated locally.” 
John Delmonte Jr. MD,
Medical Director, 
Hematology/Oncology

 

 

 

 

“From a surgical and oncology standpoint, we provide care, expertise, and a spectrum of services that are at least as good as the major medical centers. Then, you add the professional and interpersonal connections, the sense of community and belonging, and the shared commitment to our patients–that’s what separates us. That’s what makes this place special.”
Seth A. Capello, MD, Director, Robotic Surgery

 

 

 
 
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