A cancer diagnosis can bring a flood of emotions and lots of questions, including where to get the most comprehensive and expert care—with as few disruptions to daily life as possible.
At White Plains Hospital, our multidisciplinary teams—including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and highly-skilled nurses and staff provide the most advanced cancer care treatments and services in a comfortable, compassionate environment.
We understand treating cancer means treating the entire patient—mind and body. So the Hospital has added more patient conveniences and integrative services such as such as massage, reiki, meditation and aromatherapy. We also offer supportive services—such as social work, patient navigation, caregiver support, and pain management—to take care of the whole patient.
Advanced cancer treatment services
We offer a full range of services to our patients, including: medical oncology, surgical oncology, chemotherapy and biotherapy, radiation oncology, genetic counseling, diagnostics, and an array of complementary and supportive services.
The White Plains Hospital Cancer Program offers the right kind of care, at the right time—close to home. The Hospital's advanced care includes the following:
Surgical oncology. Our surgeons use the latest minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. These techniques use smaller incisions, which can help reduce discomfort from surgery and shorten recovery times. Our team also uses state-of-the-art technologies like the SPY Intraoperative Perfusion Assessment System, which reduces complications and improves outcomes in women undergoing post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
Radiation oncology. Our specially trained doctors use ultramodern equipment, including the Varian "Edge" and "TrueBeam" radiotherapy systems, to precisely deliver radiation doses to treat tumors while minimizing side effects.
Medical oncology. Our oncology specialists oversee and coordinate care, providing a comprehensive array of diagnostic, consultative, and therapeutic services. Medical oncologists have specialized training in the use of therapies such as chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.
Interventional oncology. The team uses image guidance to deliver minimally invasive treatments to tumors. This cutting-edge approach to cancer therapy allows oncologists to target tumors while sparing more of a person's healthy tissue, which may result in more effective treatments and fewer side effects.
Clinical trials. Our patients have access to clinical trials, which are research studies that may include new cancer drugs and treatments.
Immunotherapy. White Plains Hospital is able to offer cutting-edge immunotherapy for management of numerous forms of cancer. Immunotherapy is a promising new area in the treatment of cancer, and uses a patient’s own immune system to destroy cancer cells. There are many clinical studies available that explore the use of immunotherapy in cancer treatment, sometimes in combination with more traditional cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation.
Next generation DNA sequencing. This type of DNA sequencing of cancers allows for improved targeting of the malignant disease—a personalized approach to cancer therapy.
Robotic surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is used for the management of head and neck cancer, thoracic tumors, prostate cancer, and gynecologic tumors. The advantages of this type of surgery include smaller incisions, less blood loss, and quicker recovery time. White Plains Hospital has one of the most comprehensive robotic surgery programs in the region, using the da Vinci Surgical System for partial nephrectomy (kidney sparing surgery for kidney cancer); female urologic and gynecologic surgeries; colorectal surgery; and thoracic surgery.
SPY Intraoperative Perfusion Assessment System. This system is used to help reduce complications and improve outcomes in women undergoing post mastectomy breast reconstruction.
Infusion services. White Plains Hospital's Lowenthal Infusion Center provides infusion services to patients with cancer and other chronic conditions that require intravenous treatments, injections, and blood transfusions. The staff includes a dedicated team of oncology nurses with specialized training and certification in chemotherapy administration, as well as dedicated nurse practitioners. Infusion patients also have access to a medical oncologist if needed.
Amenities at the infusion center include: valet parking, Wi-Fi, and refreshments. Each infusion chair is fully adjustable to suit patients' preferences and includes lighting, temperature, and sound controls.
Personalized cancer treatment
At the Hospital, oncology physicians and specialists work in collaboration to create individualized care plans.
The team includes a tumor board of cancer specialists who provide input on every aspect of a patient's case. Our tumor boards include experts in pathology, radiology, medical oncology and social work.