The Deborah’s Multi-Disciplinary Oncology Clinic Program, in collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, offers multi-disciplinary, dedicated outpatient appointments for individualized case management of patients with tumors.
“Our team is composed of oncologist Biren Saraiya, MD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; radiologist Thomas C. Gallagher, DO; pulmonologist Navdeep Brar, MD; surgeon Arthur Ng, MD; pathologist Betsy Schloo, MD,” says Deborah’s Chair of Pulmonary Medicine, Andrew Martin, MD. “This integrated approach offers an opportunity to us to get the whole patient profile, allowing an efficient approach to the evaluation of possible lung tumors. Many tumors are not cancerous, but for those that are, we want to have as much information as early as possible, so a treatment plan can be created.”
If a patient is found to have a non-cancerous tumor, Martin notes that the usual treatment option includes close follow-up and monitoring. If cancer is detected and surgery is required, Martin said Deborah’s skilled surgical staff could move quickly as needed.
“For chemotherapy or radiation, however, we will recommend a facility near a patient’s home, so they can return to the community for those treatments, and not have to travel to the hospital.”
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-555-1990.