If you’ve been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal cancer, call on our team of specialists.
Your personalized care plan may include a combination of chemotherapy, targeted therapies, robotic surgery and precision radiation therapy. We offer surgery for GI cancers in northern New Jersey, making it easier and more comfortable for you.
Above all, you’ll find the warm, compassionate care you expect from Valley. All right here in your own community.
A Team Approach to Gastrointestinal Cancers
Your GI Cancer Team
At Valley, you’ll have a team of specialists in your corner. This is particularly important for cancers in the digestive system.
That’s because these cancers may require advanced diagnostic tests, procedures and treatments — all working together to treat the cancer.
Depending on the location and stage of the cancer, your care team may include surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. You may also work with other specialists like gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, social workers, dietitians and more.
You play the most important role in your care. From the beginning, your team will get to know you and how cancer is affecting all aspects of your life. They’ll include you in every decision and will tailor your care plan to your needs.
Together, you and your team will discuss your case, weigh your treatment options and make a plan.
With this highly personal, well-coordinated team approach, you can be confident your team knows and understands all aspects of your care.
Genetic Profiling for Gastrointestinal Cancer
Valley offers state-of-the-art genetic profiling for gastrointestinal cancers. This includes:
- DNA and RNA analysis
- Next-generation sequencing (NGS)
- Genetic testing
The results of these tests help us develop your personal treatment plan, using therapies proven to be most effective.
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
- Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
- Neuroendocrine Tumor
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
Navigating Your Care
If you are diagnosed with a cancer in the digestive system, a nurse navigator at Valley will help coordinate your first appointment.
They’ll help determine the right specialists for your needs and will schedule your appointments. Additionally, they’ll make sure you have all the tests and imaging you need — ensuring you can get the care you need as seamlessly as possible.
Why Choose Valley for Gastrointestinal Cancer Care?
- Expert care in your community: Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care offers unmatched GI cancer expertise to northern New Jersey. Through this affiliation, Mount Sinai physicians collaborate with Valley physicians to provide the most effective care for you. This affiliation also offers you access to cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials — without leaving the comfort of your own community.
- Comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging including CT, MRI and PET scans. We also provide advanced endoscopy, including endoscopic ultrasound and biopsy. Your GI cancer team will coordinate with gastroenterologists to get you the tests you need quickly. This will help ensure that your treatment can begin as soon as possible.
- Minimally invasive surgery: Our surgical oncologists and colorectal surgeons specialize in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques for colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and other cancers in the digestive system. These procedures offer faster recovery and fewer side effects.
- Faster radiation treatments, with fewer side effects: Valley offers the most precise radiation treatments as the first hospital on the east coast to use ExacTrac Dynamic by Brainlab. This advanced technology improves the accuracy of radiation treatments. It also results in fewer side effects and shorter treatment times.
- Supported, coordinated chemotherapy: For some GI cancers, such as pancreatic cancer and colon cancer, the treatment plan may include chemotherapy or immunotherapy. Our doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and dietitians work with you to address side effects and ensure treatment goes smoothly.
- At-home care after surgery: Making sure you have the best care at every stage of your treatment is our top priority. Even after you leave the hospital, we’ll be by your side. Our stoma and wound care nurses provide at-home care after surgery. They’ll help you manage surgical wounds and stomas and guide you through your recovery.