Division of Surgical Oncology
The Surgical Oncology Division at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital (SLRH) is staffed by a group of experienced cancer surgeons who have trained at the top hospitals and Universities in the United States. Several of our cancer specialists trained and/or have worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University before joining the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Surgical Oncology Program. Each year our surgeons perform a large number of operations for a variety of cancers including breast, lung, colorectal, stomach, liver, pancreatic, esophageal, melanoma and sarcoma. SLRH offers state of the art operating rooms, recovery facilities, and intensive care units as well a first class anesthesia department.
The St. Luke’s Roosevelt Surgical Oncology Program is an integral part of the Continuum Cancer Center of New York (CCCNY) which also includes Beth Israel Hospital and Long Island College Hospital. The CCCNY is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The Continuum Hospital System is the first hospital network in New York Stage to obtain this accreditation. In addition to first class Surgical Oncology, fully integrated and comprehensive Medical and Radiation Oncology Programs on site are a fundamental requirement for the Cancer Center designation. SLRH has a superb Medical Oncology Division staffed by a group of experts trained at the best cancer centers that is housed in a modern, state of the art, outpatient treatment facility at Roosevelt Hospital. Similarly, the Radiation Oncology Department, in addition to having expert and experienced board certified Radiotherapists, has state of the art equipment and facilities. The close proximity of the surgeons, oncologists, and radiation specialists makes it possible to develop a fully integrated, individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient in a timely fashion.
SLRH and CCNY are involved with many ongoing clinical cancer studies that provide our patients access to the latest surgical methods, chemotherapy agents, and newest radiotherapy devices and treatment protocols. The Surgical Oncology Section is also doing basic science research and developing new anti-cancer drugs to be used during the month immediately prior to and after surgery.
SLRH is a teaching hospital for Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and has an accredited general surgery residency program in addition to fellowships (advanced training) in Breast and Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as medical and radiation oncology.