Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancers
Treatment for gastrointestinal cancers includes surgical approaches, including the most technologically advanced, minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive procedures allow for the excision of cancerous tissue through a natural orifice or tiny incisions rather than a large cut. Minimally invasive procedures for gastrointestinal cancer allow for faster recovery times and less postoperative pain.
Mount Sinai’s gastrointestinal cancer team may determine that your best course of treatment is a non-surgical procedure, such as:
- Radiation therapy, internal or external
- Biologic targeted agents based on the specific genetic and genomic profile of your particular tumor
In addition, we may choose photodynamic therapy (PDT) to induce an anti-tumor immune response similar to a vaccine to reduce the risk that colon cancer will return after surgery.
Each of these therapies is individualized for your particular set of circumstances.
We support you physically and emotionally
We are dedicated to providing the best care to patients with gastrointestinal cancers and their loved ones. This includes compassionate nursing, nutritional consultations, counseling services, and support groups. For more information on these services, please see our Social Work Services or contact The Derald H. Ruttenberg Treatment Center at 212-241-6756.
Tel: 800-MD-SINAI (800-637-4624)