The Best Comprehensive Care
Cancer is a tough adversary.
And in a perfect world every cancer patient and their family would have the right doctor, the right surgical team and technology, the right treatment plan all together...all right near home.
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to compromise on anything? We thought so.
Welcome to the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.
We built a world offering an unparalleled total cancer care program focused on individual patient needs. We brought it all together in one place to maximize the quality of care and the quality of life for each patient and family.
The center connects to NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s beautiful, state-of-the-art facility and benefits from all the advanced technology that is part of the recently completed $100 million expansion. Free parking is located just steps from the door. In addition to curative and clinical services, the Lindenbaum Center offers patients and their families the emotional, financial and psychosocial support they need to achieve optimal results during cancer treatment.
We’ve carefully constructed our center to optimize communication, putting medical oncology, radiation oncology and the infusion center and support staff just steps apart. Your team at the Lindenbaum Center is in constant communication:
• At biweekly cancer conferences on treatment options for challenging cases.
• At weekly team meetings devoted to individual cases.
• In daily consultations
For more information, call 914-293-8400
Nationally Recognized Guidelines
Our physicians provide treatment based on nationally recognized guidelines developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Their active participation in professional organizations assures that their patients benefit from the latest breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment, testing and survivorship. We treat cancers of the lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, stomach, blood and most common cancers. Our physicians are committed to identifying the right approach, treatment or technology for each individual, even when it means transferring patients to larger centers in rare cases when appropriate treatment is not available here. Our Nurse Navigator will support you and your family through this transition and then plan your return here, close to home, for infusion or radiation treatments in the comfort of our center
The nursing, pharmacy and support staff of our Infusion Center provides a wide range of infusion services in a spacious, 18-bed infusion suite with natural light, private television and access to the Internet. The physical layout supports complete privacy as well as a feeling of community. Our Medical Director or one of his colleagues is on-site during hours of operation.
The center is on the first floor and is designed to make the experience of receiving chemo-therapy as convenient and stress-free as possible. It is a convenient alternative to long drives to distant hospitals, particularly important for patients undergoing multiple treatments.
Patients can receive intravenous infusions, therapeutic injections, and wound care in a safe, professional, and comfortable environment. For more information on our infusion center, call 914-293-8402. READ MORE
Radiation Oncology Services includes the latest in cancer treatment – HD Tomotherapy – a state-of-the-art radiation therapy that uses CT scanning to pinpoint cancerous tumors. This makes it possible to adjust the treatment field daily to achieve maximum effect against the tumor while sparing healthy tissue. The Lindenbaum Center at the hospital is the only hospital in Westchester that offers this treatment. Advanced technology is just part of the story, our radiation oncologists have developed a reputation for their thoughtful dedication to plotting out the right treatment plan for each patient based on test results, and their sensitivity to the individual needs of patient and family. READ MORE
Our department of award winning, board certified radiologists offers a full range of women’s health testing, including 3D mammography (Tomosynthesis), the most sophisticated diagnostic tool for breast screening available. The Hospital is the only hospital in the region that offers this advanced technology. Our imaging center is connected to the offices or our breast surgeons to make screenings more convenient and maximize patient privacy. READ MORE
Ashikari Breast Center
The surgeons of the Ashikari Breast Center have earned a well-deserved reputation nationwide for expertise and successful outcomes. The center has received a three-year full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Only those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance receive accreditation by the NAPBC.
The Center is known world -wide for the innovative one-step, nipple-sparing mastectomy, with immediate reconstruction. These renowned surgical oncologists, along with the NY Group for Plastic Surgery, pioneered this life-changing procedure. The Ashikari Breast Center has helped make a profound difference to thousands of patients from all over the country and the globe.
The Melanoma Center offers treatment for this fast-spreading cancer, mostly affecting the skin. Under the direction of renowned surgical oncologists Pond Kelemen, MD, FACS and Andrew Ashikari, MD, FACS, the center is the only one specializing in the treatment of Melanoma in the Westchester/Putnam and Lower Hudson Valley area. Approximately 68,000 people are diagnosed with invasive melanoma each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Call 914-293-8432 for an appointment.
This extraordinary program already has attracted nationally renowned physicians who see the Center as a forward thinking place to practice. These physicians include members of the Ashikari Breast Center, including Drs. Roy and Andrew Ashikari, Dr. Pond Kelemen and Dr. Melita Charles. Their ties to research and past service to Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mount Sinai Medical Center have long positioned them as leaders in their field. Members of the New York Group for Plastic Surgery, Drs. C. Andrew Salzberg and R. Michael Koch – who specialize in microsurgery and breast reconstruction as well as the full range of cosmetic surgery – have joined with the Ashikari team for a full service, surgical program.
Also part of our Cancer Center Team are distinguished oncologists and radiation oncologists such as Dr. Asim Aijaz and consulting physicians such as oncologist Dr. Jeffrey Ambinder of Hudson Valley Hematology and Oncology Associates. READ MORE
Award Wining Nurses and Support Services
These cancer experts are supported by our Magnet award winning nurses, certified by the Oncology Nursing Society, with 10+ years of experience each. Patients and families also benefit from the support of a Nurse Navigator. She is your personal, medically trained advocate, there for you, explaining options, coordinating appointments and treatment.
Financial counseling is available to help patients and their families deal with the challenges of paying for treatment and navigating through the complexities of insurance coverage. Cancer Center and hospital financial counselors work closely with patients and families to understand and maximize insurance coverage as well as to find resources to address gaps in coverage whenever possible.
The Center offers a variety of cancer support programs thanks to the involvement of several respected cancer organizations. These programs include:
Support Connection: Support Groups – monthly meetings for women with breast cancer.
Gilda’s Club of Westchester: Support Groups - for people who have been recently diagnosed with cancer.
American Cancer Society – Look Good-Feel Better, a free monthly program offers skin care and makeup instruction, as well as a variety of free wigs and cosmetics for women undergoing cancer treatment. The Ashikari Breast Center offers this monthly program for women undergoing cancer treatments. Call 914-734-3490 for more information. Click here to see scheduled dates.