Topic: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Hello,
I posted this question in the wrong spot so apologies for asking twice. Do any of you know of any good oncologists at Sloan Kettering (or any other really good oncologists in NYC with expertise in CC? Jim and I are planning to move to the Big Apple and don't have any links. We've heard that SK is really good but would love to hear  your thoughts. 

Grateful for any advice and thanks in advance smile
Danielle

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Hi Danielle, a move to the big apple from Arizona? .... change is good! When we were seeking out second opinions for my Dad, we contacted Sloan's Dr. DeMatteo & spoke with his secretary Betty. We then sent a FedEx overnight package of Dad's CD imagery and doctor notes, to DeMatteo- per the attention of Betty. The objective was to have the doc. review the materials to see if there was anything they could do for Dad, outside of standard chemo or if they had any recommendations for alternative treatments. We followed up a few days later & found the office to be very responsive. Although there was nothing they could do for Dad, we certainly appreciated their follow through and diligence.

Dr. Ronald DeMatteo
Room C8911275 York Ave.
New York, NY 10065
Sloan Kettering

As an aside, Dad did secure a very aggressive team at the Guthrie Robert Packer hospital in Sayre PA (3.5 hrs. from NYC). They were the only ones (out of a dozen second opinions) that were willing to try a combo of chemo, radiation, and attemted resection (if the tumor could be shrunk just a bit). 

Unfortunately Dad passed away 7 weeks ago, but the oncology team never quit on him- sadly, it was just his time to go.

Hope that helps! I have other east coast names of cc. docs, should you want them, just drop me an e-mail

Best to you,
Tess

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

We live in Alabama but travelled to Sloan Kettering for a second opinion. We saw Dr. Abou Alfa. There was only one visit but our experience was overall positive.

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

hi Danielle,
  a doctor Max Sung oncology medicine at Mt. Sinai hospital on 5th ave.
     phone #1-212-241-7902....e-mail address max.sung@mssm.edu....good luck .....ron

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Hello all,

THANK YOU soo much, this is great. Much appreciated and I will follow up on these contacts.

Also, Tess, I am really sorry about the loss of your father and very much appreciate that you took the time to provide all the information. Definitely, we will follow up with both.

Warmest wishes,
Danielle

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Hello,
Hello all,

THANK YOU soo much, this is great. Much appreciated and I will follow up on these contacts.

Also, Tess, I am really sorry about the loss of your father and very much appreciate that you took the time to provide all the information. Definitely, we will follow up with both.

Warmest wishes,
Danielle

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Sure thing Danielle, best of luck to you, here is the rest of DeMatteo's information...

Ronald DeMatteo, FACS Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology;
Director, General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program
Phone; 212-639-5726
Online Bio: http://www.mskcc.org/prg/prg/bios/542.cfm

My records show another oncologist with Sloan, DeAngelica. He's also a surgical oncologist with expertise in surgery of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas. I believe he works with Dr. DeMatteo, as the nurse said they'd both review Dad's records. His contact information also follows:

Dr. Michael D'Angelica
Phone: 212-639-3226
Online Bio: http://www.mskcc.org/prg/prg/bios/708.cfm

Best,
Tess

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

hi Danielle,
   Dr. Myron Schwartz is a liver surgeon, thats his specialty, he has a team of doctors, dr. sung is one of them... heres his info.-
     phone#-1-212-241-2891-or 1-212-241-9049- located 5 east 98 street-12th floor----i would check out all options and doctors.
         my wife and i met with dr. dematteo at sloan a very good hospital....but everything my wife needed was under one roof at mt. sinai.....good luck ....ron

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Thanks again to all, this is great. Now all we have to do is get to New York!

Have a lovely day and thanks againfor the support and information, Jim and I really appreciate it.

Warmest wishes,
Danielle

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Hi Danielle
My husband Ken was treated by Dr Karyn Goodman at Stanford and she has since moved to Sloan Kettering.  She is a radiation oncologist- very nice lady with a great bedside manner.  I would recommend her to everyone.

Best of luck for your family.

Terri Hembree

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Hello, I had an appointment at Sloan Kettering Rockefeller Clinic with Dr. Yuman Fong last month. Dr. Fong is a surgical Oncologist.My tumors are so diffuse and resection is not an option. However, June 1st I have and appointment with Dr. Nancy Kemeny, a medical Oncologist, to determine if I am a candidate for an implantable liver chemo pump. The people I met have been very helpful and friendly.

Re: CC oncologists at Sloan Kettering??

Many thanks - I've never heard of a chemo pump before!! My husband is alos not eligible for a resection so this is really encouraging to learn of this treatment. We have an appointment wiht Dr. Abou Allfa - he's supposed to be good on bile duct cancers.

Thanks again to all of you for the support.