The Saratoga Region's Choice for Cancer Care
Hospital Brings Breakthrough Cancer Treatments to Saratoga
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Saratoga County. This year alone, cancer is expected to kill more than 400 of our fellow residents. Another 1,300 will be told they have the disease.
Thanks to significant investments in technology and talent, the vast majority of these patients can receive the treatment they need at Saratoga Hospital.
Last summer, for example, the Hospital began offering breakthrough interventional oncology treatments that use extreme heat and cold to shrink, and even destroy, tumors. Another interventional procedure—also new to the Saratoga region—uses microscopic
One of the most exciting advances, immunotherapy, has been available to Saratoga Hospital cancer patients for several years. And later this year, a new linear accelerator (LINAC) will expand capacity at the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center and enable the Hospital to treat additional types of brain and lung cancers.
“The breadth of experience and level of expertise here is exceptional,” says John Delmonte Jr., MD, Medical Director of Hematology/Oncology for the Hospital. As a result, “greater than 90 percent of the tumors we see can be treated locally.”
This local connection makes a world of difference for patients already experiencing the stress of a cancer diagnosis. They can be treated close to home by people in their own community. Otherwise, they'd face the added burden of traveling long distances for treatment, while managing often uncomfortable side effects.
Dr. Delmonte is a member of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group - Hematology/Oncology and part of a team of medical, surgical, radiation, and interventional oncologists assembled specifically to provide the highest level of cancer care available outside an academic medical center.
Equally important is the way that care is delivered—with an emphasis on collaboration, compassion, and the best possible approach for each patient.
“To me, that's what”s most impressive about Saratoga Hospital. It's also the reason I'm here,” says urologist Seth A. Capello, MD. A member of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group - Urology, Dr. Capello came to Saratoga Hospital in 2007 as the Capital Region's first physician to be fellowship-trained in robot-assisted urologic surgery. Since then, he has performed about 800 robot-assisted surgeries for prostate cancer.
“From a surgical and oncology standpoint, we provide care, expertise, and a spectrum of services that are at least as good as the major medical centers,” Dr. Capello says. “Then, you add the professional and interpersonal connections, the sense of community and belonging, and the shared commitment to our patients—that”s what separates us. That's what makes this place special.”
Technology, Expertise, and Compassion Near the Comforts of Home
From state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic tools to high-tech minimally invasive procedures to immunotherapy, Saratoga Hospital offers a level of cancer care and expertise typically associated with large medical centers. And because our cancer providers live in the community, we offer something more: a personal connection during an otherwise stressful, and often frightening, time.
Our cancer physicians completed their training at some of the nation's most prestigious medical schools they came to Saratoga to practice in a community where they could make their homes, raise their families, and deliver the type of care they want—and expect— for their loved ones.