Cancer - Oncology
Mount Sinai Queens cancer specialists diagnose and treat a wide range of cancers and blood disorders with accuracy and expertise. As an extension of the Tisch Cancer Institute of Mount Sinai, we take a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. Our entire medical and surgical team shares patient information through our advanced electronic medical record (EMR) system enabling Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) doctors to collaborate in bringing timely, comprehensive, high-quality cancer care to our patients in Queens. Our doctors present complex cases to the MSHS multidisciplinary tumor board conference to develop a system-wide integrated treatment approach. In all cases, we provide an optimal treatment plan for each patient to ensure the best possible outcome.
Mount Sinai Queens Cancer and Hematology Services
At Mount Sinai Queens, our interdisciplinary team of surgeons and medical oncologists works together closely to provide our patients with the highest quality of specialized and personalized care. At the same time, we remain focused on a simple guiding principle—to treat the entire person, not just his or her illness. Our skilled teams of oncologists (cancer specialists) treat many forms of blood disorders and cancer.
At Mount Sinai Queens, our empathic doctors and nurses combine compassionate care with outstanding clinical skills. We understand how overwhelming a diagnosis of cancer can be for our patients and patients’ families. Our medical team works closely with you to address your concerns, answer all your questions, reassure you and your family, and treat you with dignity and respect. Above all, we put you, our patients, first.
Mount Sinai Queens has experienced radiologists who perform ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) scans to diagnose and accurately stage each cancer. Our interventional radiology team is expert at using image-guided biopsies to obtain tissue from challenging locations. They also perform palliative local treatments on patients who cannot undergo surgery.
Our skilled surgeons perform robotic, open, and minimally invasive surgery to remove benign and malignant tumors, and they provide outstanding perioperative care—before, during, and after surgery—within our new state-of-the-art operating room suites. Many of our surgeons have advanced fellowship training, and they work closely with colleagues across the MSHS to deliver optimal surgical care.
In dedicated facilities that are most conveniently located for you, your team collaborates with radiation oncologists across The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens campuses, providing targeted radiation therapy while minimizing toxicity.
Medical oncologists and hematologists use the latest chemotherapy medications to treat cancer at the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center, where we administer chemotherapy in our comfortable and convenient, leading outpatient facility located across the street from the main hospital. We share the computerized treatment system with the Tisch Cancer Institute to ensure that the chemotherapy protocols you receive are consistent through with The Mount Sinai Hospital. We also provide a wide range of transfusion services and administer intravenous medications for benign rheumatologic disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
In addition, at Mount Sinai Queens, we have an experienced inpatient palliative care team providing palliative care services. Affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital's renowned Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, we help patients with advanced, incurable cancer to transition to hospice services that optimize quality of life.
At Mount Sinai Queens, you will have access to the skilled, experienced cancer specialists of The Mount Sinai Hospital, including the resources available at the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai, which is at the forefront of cancer research and patient care. We treat many forms of cancer, and we offer the following clinical services:
Diagnosing cancer. Our physicians use the latest screening and diagnostic testing to locate and treat cancer. These include computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scans, and image-guided tissue biopsy to evaluate cancerous tumors in the head and neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities. If we diagnose cancer, your team of medical oncologists and surgeons collaborates to design the best course of treatment to provide you with the finest, seamless, coordinated care that may include robotic, minimally invasive laparoscopic and open surgery in combination with chemotherapy, or chemotherapy on its own.
Treating cancer. Interdisciplinary patient care teams provide innovative and comprehensive quality cancer care with maximum effectiveness and the fewest possible side effects. Our experienced surgeons employ the latest techniques in robotic, minimally invasive laparoscopic and open surgery. The Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center medical oncologists treat cancer with infusion therapies, including the latest chemotherapy. We use treatment protocols developed at the Tisch Cancer Institute of Mount Sinai, and we make clinical trials available to eligible patients.
Treating blood disorders: Our experienced oncologists and hematologists treat a wide range of blood disorders using the latest treatment protocols, including blood product transfusions and intravenous (IV) fluid hydration. Specialists administer infusions at the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center in our convenient outpatient facility located across the street from the main hospital. We share a single computerized treatment system with the Tisch Cancer Institute, and all chemotherapy protocols are consistent across the MSHS.