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A New Gold Standard for Cancer Care
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Northwell Health

Imbert Cancer Center opens new treatment opportunities for Suffolk County residents

As Joseph Meyer discovered, a cancer diagnosis requires a journey of the body, mind and spirit. Meyer, 60, of West Islip, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015.

Mr. Meyer received treatment from Kenneth Gold, MD, at Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success, and was grateful he didn’t have to venture to Manhattan for high quality care. One year later, when Mr. Meyer found a lump on his neck after being in remission for several months, he immediately sought out Dr. Gold.
By then, Northwell Health had opened Imbert Cancer Center in Bay Shore, which made the trek for treatment one less hurdle on the road to recovery for Mr. Meyer, his family, and other afflicted Suffolk County residents.

“I would follow Dr. Gold to Hoboken if it came to that,” Mr. Meyer said. “He’s so incredibly understanding.”

Luckily, he doesn’t need to. Imbert Cancer Center opened in October 2016 and Dr. Gold continues to provide comprehensive cancer services in the South Shore community.

Finding out that you or a loved one has cancer can be scary, and Imbert Cancer Center’s staff is committed to helping patients and their families through their diagnosis and treatment, offering compassionate, expert care. Designed to provide a calm and soothing environment conducive to healing, every detail has been considered to make the experience as stress free as possible for patients and their family members.

In order to provide total cancer care, not only can patients receive chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments, and state of the art radiation treatment, but also have access to essential imaging and interventional radiology services under the same roof at Northwell Health Imaging at Bay Shore.
Imbert Cancer Center also offers access to surgical oncologists, led by James Sullivan, MD who also serves as the director of the Imbert Cancer Center. “When it comes to surgical oncology, precision and accuracy are crucial,” Dr. Sullivan said. “The Imbert Cancer Center offers access to top-notch robotic surgical technology combined with highly-skilled and specialized surgical oncologists.” Additionally John Ames, MD, director of radiation medicine at the Imbert Cancer Center notes “At the Imbert Cancer Center, the radiation oncologists collaborate with all of the patients’ physicians to ensure that all of the patient’s medical needs are being met while they are receiving their cancer treatments”.

The ability to get the same high quality cancer care at Imbert Cancer Center, about two miles, from his home, was a game-changer for Mr. Meyer. Even more important, Mr. Meyer is now in remission from his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after four treatments, thanks to the expert care by Dr. Gold and the team at Imbert Cancer Center.

“It’s a beautiful facility and every single member of the team there is so helpful,” said Mr. Meyer. “The staff is really outstanding. They take the dread out of going for chemotherapy and always made me feel as if I am in the most capable hands.”
“Cancer is so horrible, and to have to go through it twice…” Mr. Meyer added. “But Dr. Gold has fantastic people skills. You become a reluctant member of a new club once you have cancer. But when I mention Dr. Gold’s name to other people in that ‘club’, their faces light up. I owe Dr. Gold my life.”

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