Oncology

High-level Expertise, Leading-edge Technology Guide Urologic Cancer Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Under the guidance of noted urologist Mitchell C. Benson, MD, urologic oncology care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital has evolved into a comprehensive program that utilizes personalized medicine, precision management and advanced surgical techniques to improve outcomes for patients in the local community.


Connecting the Pathways: Expansive Neurology Services at MidHudson Regional Hospital and Within the Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Within the human brain, a series of neural pathways links each lobe and cortex, supporting an electrochemical process that turns signals into movement and sensory information into thoughts and actions. In much the same way, the neurology specialists at MidHudson Regional Hospital are connected to all of the neurology services within the Westchester Medical Center Health Network — for patient care, turning a community hospital into an academic center, a hub for research and clinical trials, and an advanced Neuroscience Center, all in Poughkeepsie.


NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital’s Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center Celebrates One Year of Providing Comprehensive, Collaborative Care

The Breast Health Center, named for a local Bronxville resident, is the Radiology Department’s crown jewel. Led by Lynn Chinitz, MD, a board-certified radiologist devoted to finding breast cancer as early as possible, the Center offers patients diagnostic and screening mammograms and bone density imaging in a new spa-like setting at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.


Nidhi Sahgal, MD, FACS - 21st Century Oncology and Yonkers Radiation Therapy: Advanced Breast Care with Expertise and Empathy

Dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, Nidhi Sahgal, MD, FACS, breast surgeon at Yonkers Radiation Therapy — a practice of 21st Century Oncology — employs her fellowship training and more than a decade of experience to best serve patients in Westchester County.


Westchester Medical Center Advances Lung Cancer Care

Developed with specialists’ expertise and advanced robotic surgery technology as its base, an interdisciplinary lung cancer screening and treatment program at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center is designed to change patient outcomes in the Hudson Valley.


Infusion Center at Nyack Hospital Blends Expertise and Experience with Compassionate Attention to Patient Needs

The Infusion Center at Nyack Hospital, the latest leading-edge addition to the hospital, combines specialists’ expertise and a team approach to infusion therapy to better serve patients throughout the region.


Current Trends in Colonoscopy Litigation

The effort to reduce colon cancer deaths is endowed with a unique opportunity. With screening by colonoscopy, lesions can be removed before they become cancerous. People age 50 and older are recommended to undergo colonoscopy, and the procedure is typically repeated thereafter at varying intervals. Consequently, millions of colonoscopy procedures are performed in the United States each year.


Experience Matters: David B. Samadi, MD — Advancing Robotic Prostate Surgeries Worldwide

Expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic modalities led one prostate surgeon to develop the revolutionary SMART prostatectomy, which reduces operative times and postoperative complication rates. Now, he offers this innovative procedure to patients from across the globe in a customized unit at Lenox Hill Hospital.


Fear Factor: Assessing Low Usage of Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently renewed its 2002 recommendation that breast cancer prevention drugs be offered to high-risk women who are at low risk for side effects, and it added guidance for clinicians about when to consider prescribing the drugs.


Westchester Medical Center’s Liver Transplant Program: First Year under New Leadership Leads to 
100 Percent One-Year Survival Rate

Staffed by experienced physicians, the program takes a team approach to performance, efficiency and, most importantly, keeping patients alive.