Multidisciplinary and Follow-Up Care
One of the strengths of Mount Sinai's Thoracic Oncology Program is the multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. This team includes:
- Thoracic surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Plastic surgeons
- Oncology-dedicated nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Social workers
- Psychiatrists and psychologists
Coordinating information among team members to ensure integrated care for the patient is one of the program's highest priorities.
The integrated team approach of the Thoracic Oncology Program makes possible the continuity of care throughout the patient’s treatment, both in the hospital and after discharge.
Whenever possible, standard chemotherapy and radiation treatments take place near patients' homes, thereby improving their quality of life during treatment and making the most of the preexisting relationship between the patient and the referring physician.
When needed, rehabilitation services can also be coordinated, either at Mount Sinai or in the patient's home community. Mount Sinai's expert nutritionists and social workers also offer their specialized services to patients who can benefit from them.