Comprehensive Treatment for Gastrointestinal Cancers
At NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, our approach to the care of colorectal and other digestive cancers goes beyond simply treating your illness. We strive to maintain your quality of life and speed your recovery while aiming to achieve the best outcomes. Our specialists offer the full range of care, from diagnosis through treatment and survival. Members of our care team are part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University, ensuring you receive treatments based on the latest research—closer to your home.
Cancers We Treat
We care for patients with all types and stages of digestive cancer, including:
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Hereditary polyposis syndromes
- Anal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Stomach (gastric) cancer
- Cancer of the small intestine
- Pancreatic cancer
- Liver cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Appendiceal cancer
Our Approach to Care
Our digestive cancer specialists include surgeons, gastroenterologists, interventional gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists known for providing leading medical, surgical, and supportive care for people with gastrointestinal cancers. We will create a team of healthcare professionals who communicate with one another to provide the care you need. We are an extension of Columbia University’s cancer care team and participate in regular collaborative Tumor Boards, discussing each case and combining our expertise to assemble the most effective treatment plan for each patient. A patient navigator coordinates your tests, treatments, and follow-up visits and serves as your point of contact to answer any questions.
Our goal is not only to help you get better, but to live better, too. We offer nutritional counseling for people with or at risk for digestive cancers, genetic counseling and testing, and resources for those who need an ostomy as part of their surgical care. We understand the impact that digestive cancers can have on your life and the lives of your loved ones, and we do whatever we can to lessen that impact.
Why Choose Us
The care of some digestive cancers can be quite complex and requires the expertise of multiple specialists working as a team. This is the approach we take at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. For some patients with advanced disease, the greatest hope comes from a clinical trial. Being part of a major academic medical center, we can connect our patients with clinical trials assessing promising investigational therapies for digestive cancers. We understand that treatment can be lengthy and sometimes complicated, and we are here for you every step of the way. Contact us to arrange for a consultation.