Imbert Cancer Center

a division of Long Island Jewish Medical Center   

(631) 414-6999

440 East Main Street
Bay Shore, New York 11706

Innovative medical oncology

Imbert Cancer Center’s expert medical oncologists provide the latest cancer therapies in a serene environment conducive to healing. Private infusion bays offer our patients and their families the highest level of comfort during their visit.

We offer the latest in:

  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy refers to the use of drugs, known as chemotherapeutic agents or “chemo,” to kill or slow the growth of rapidly multiplying cancer cells. It is often used as part of a standardized treatment and often in conjunction with other cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy or surgery. It may be given as a combination of drugs, or as single agents depending on the stage of disease and the clinical situation.
  • Immunotherapy: Also called biologic therapy, biological response modifier therapy, or biotherapy, immunotherapy uses the body's immune system to fight cancer. The cells, antibodies, and organs of the immune system work to protect and defend the body against foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses.
  • Hormone therapy: Hormones are chemicals produced by glands, such as the ovaries and testicles. Hormones help some types of cancer cells to grow, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. In other cases, hormones can kill cancer cells, make cancer cells grow more slowly, or stop them from growing. Hormone therapy as a cancer treatment may involve taking medications that interfere with the activity of the hormone or stop the production of the hormones. 
  • Targeted therapies: Targeted therapies are drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumor growth. They attack cancer cells without harming normal cells and usually deliver fewer side effects.

To learn more about medical oncology at Imbert Cancer Center or to make an appointment, please call (631) 414-6800.

State-of-the-art radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is an integral part of cancer care. With our advanced treatment options, you can stay close to home with the support of family and friends when you need them most.
As part of Northwell Health Department of Radiation Medicine, we follow the philosophy of Smarter Radiation Oncology. In order to ensure your safety and satisfaction, our team compares each patient’s care to the latest proven studies and methods, conducts proactive peer review on each new patient’s plan and completes a checklist prior to beginning a patient’s treatment. We have been nationally recognized for developing and following this safety protocol for radiation therapy. 
Our radiation therapy services include:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS):  Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a nonsurgical form of radiation therapy that delivers high doses of radiation while sparing nearby tissues and organs. Stereotactic radiosurgery is used to treat brain and spinal tumors.
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT):  Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a specialized type of external beam radiation therapy that is used to treat a number of cancers including bladder cancer, head and neck cancers, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT): Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) uses X-ray, cone-beam CT scanning, electromagnetic tracking, optical surface tracking, or ultrasound imaging during treatments to locate and focus radiation beams precisely at the tumors. IGRT is used to treat cancerous and noncancerous tumors and is ideal to treat tumors located very close to sensitive structures and organs.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT):  Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) modifies the intensity of the radiation within each radiation beam and allows delivery of higher doses of radiation to tumors, especially those near vital areas, while lowering doses to nearby healthy tissue. 
 

Specialized surgery for cancer

We now have a wide range of surgical subspecialists right here in the community. Surgical oncology, gynecologic surgery, breast surgery, thoracic surgery, colorectal surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery services are available at Imbert Cancer Center or in the immediate area.

Our team of surgeons has performed thousands of procedures, from minimally invasive surgeries to robot-assisted treatments for rare and complex tumors. They use specialized techniques and state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the best possible outcome.

Surgical specialties available at Imbert include:

  • Breast surgery – Our experienced breast surgeons offer a range of surgical options and techniques, including breast conservation surgery.
  • Colorectal surgery – Our colorectal surgeons offer minimally invasive and nerve-sparing procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, which grant patients quicker recovery, less pain and scarring.
  • Gynecologic oncology – Our gynecologic oncologists offer the latest surgical innovations with an emphasis on minimally invasive and fertility-sparing techniques.
  • Surgical oncology – Our expert surgical oncologists perform a range of minimally invasive surgeries for rare and complex tumors.
  • Thoracic surgery – Our skilled thoracic surgeons offer minimally invasive surgical options to treat lung cancer and esophageal cancer.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

Recognized nationally and internationally for their pioneering work, Northwell Health surgeons enhance their skills with advanced robotic technologies to perform highly precise, minimally invasive surgery.

The da Vinci Xi® Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic surgical platform that offers a minimally invasive alternative to complex surgery. Because it requires only a few tiny incisions and offers greater vision, precision and control for the surgeon, it can successfully treat patients with reduced pain, less blood loss, lower risk of infection, less scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.

To learn more about surgical services at Imbert Cancer Center or to make an appointment, please call (631) 414-6999.

Specialized care at Southside Hospital

Should you need surgery, Southside Hospital is conveniently located nearby and closely integrated with Imbert Cancer Center. Southside Hospital has been designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer and as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

Cancer patients in the community who require surgery or hospitalization can receive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Southside Hospital’s specially trained oncology staff.  In addition, cancer patients in need of emergency care can visit Southside Hospital’s new 30,000 square foot Emergency Department. Our cancer patients with lowered immune systems can present a special card and quickly move to a more private area, where emergency medicine physicians can access their complete medical records to ensure the most appropriate treatment.  

To learn more about services at Southside Hospital, please call (631) 968-3000.

Cancer support services every step of the way

We know your cancer treatment is a journey. That’s why we offer a variety of resources and cancer support services for our patients, right here on the South Shore – letting you stay close to home with friends and family when you need them most.
Support services at Imbert Cancer Center include:

  • Nutrition counseling – Good dietary habits are important before, during and after cancer treatment. Our nutritionist can teach you how to manage any side effects from treatment, give tips to help you drink enough fluids and maintain or gain weight, and provide information about the safety of herbal supplements and possible interactions with food and other medications.
  • Social work – A diagnosis of cancer can present a number of challenges for patients and their families. Our dedicated social worker can assist patients, families, and caregivers in dealing with barriers to treatment and link you to community resources.
  • Support groups – Support groups help patients to connect with others who are going through the same experience. Imbert Cancer Center offers a support group and provides referrals to other support groups in the community.
  • Patient resource center – Our comfortable patient resource center includes computers, books and other information to help you learn more about your condition and find supportive resources in your community.
  • Cancer support in your community – Imbert Cancer Center has relationships with a number of local community and cancer advocacy groups that offer a range of support programs.

New medical oncology patients also have access to an oncology nurse navigator, chairside scheduling, and concierge outpatient pharmacy services.

Nutritional counseling, social work, and cancer screenings are also available at Southside Hospital.

Accredited imaging services

Located next door to Imbert Cancer Center, Northwell Health Imaging at Bay Shore offers the most advanced and safest imaging techniques across a full range of imaging services, including:

  • PET/CT
  • SPECT/CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital X-ray
  • Interventional radiology/procedures

Comprehensive breast imaging services are also offered nearby.

Northwell Health Imaging offers access to Long Island’s largest group of subspecialized, fellowship-trained radiologists. It is also accredited by the Joint Commission and is the first radiology practice in New York State — and seventh in the nation — to be designated as a Diagnostic Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for achieving the highest levels of imaging quality, safety, and care.

To learn more about imaging services for Imbert Cancer Center patients or to make an appointment, please call (855) 377-3456.

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