Advanced Technology and Techniques for Cancer Care
South Nassau offers the only cancer program on Long Island to offer the combination of the Novalis Tx™, da Vinci® Surgical System and Gamma Knife® — making many of our services unique in the region. For screening, diagnosis and treatment, each of our cancer specialists offers the highest levels of expertise using these and other advanced equipment and procedures.
Central to the success of these procedures are our physicians’ experience and training. Our specialists have been in the forefront of using surgical tools and techniques that are more effective and more convenient for our patients. These “minimally invasive” techniques provide us with the ability to use much smaller incisions, for example, while giving us precision not possible with the human hand alone. Advantages to our patients include faster treatments, shorter recovery times and less discomfort. And our digital, or computerized, database allows us to provide patients faster, more accurate diagnosis as well as rapid reporting to their health care team.
Other examples of our commitment to using advanced tools and techniques:
Our interventional radiologists use a variety of imaging, including: CT and magnetic resonance (MR) angiography, CT lung cancer screening, CT colonography (“virtual colonoscopy”), MRI and PET scans.
Our specialists in radiation oncology use computer-assisted tools to treat cancer using large doses of highly targeted radiation, which limits damage to healthy tissue. And new technology here at South Nassau allows us to provide radiation treatment in roughly half the time, compared to other equipment.
Our interventional radiologists use computer-guided X-rays, CT scans and MRI to treat patients without the need for traditional, or “open” surgery. Our advanced cancer treatment includes cryoablation (using cold to kill cancer cells) and radiofrequency (RF) ablation (using electricity and heat to kill cancer cells), for example.
Our thoracic oncology specialists perform video-assisted thoracoscopy surgery (VATS), which uses small incisions to reduce pain and speed recovery.
Center for Women’s Imaging at South Nassau
National certifications for care and quality
Support and education for our patients and their loved ones
Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center in Valley Stream
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