At Stony Brook University Cancer Center, our team of experts who specialize in gastrointestinal cancer care are all in one place. We provide comprehensive diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment for cancers of the:
• Abdomen (Advanced)
• Bile Duct
• Small Intestine
• Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors
Your care is based on your unique needs. Specialists from many different areas — surgery, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, radiology, gastroenterology, pathology and others — collaborate to develop a plan of care that’s best for you, based on your type and stage of cancer, as well as your individual preferences.
Our surgeons have expertise in the following two procedures and can be consulted for an initial diagnosis or a second opinion.
For some individuals with pancreatic cancer: The Whipple procedure may be an option to extend life or offer a potential cure. Dr. Sasson has performed this complex surgery more than 500 times.
VIDEO: Dr. Aaron Sasson explains the Whipple procedure.
For individuals who have advanced cancer contained within the abdomen: Cytoreduction with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a procedure that combines surgery and chemotherapy.