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The Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to treating patients. This approach extends beyond cancer diagnosis and treatment to include nutritional guidance, genetic counseling, palliative care support, and more.

Physician Consultations

Whether acting as a primary oncologist or providing a second opinion, we are proud to help people with gastrointestinal diseases achieve the best possible health outcomes. Our physician team is comprised of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists who specialize in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. All cases are discussed within our gastrointestinal cancer tumor board, enabling us to incorporate a range of expert opinions as we determine the best way to manage each patient’s specific cancer.   

Private Infusion Suites

Our infusion center features comfortable, private units for patients and their families. Each patient also has a personal television and wireless Internet access.

Nutrition

Our patients are eligible for nutrition services specifically tailored to address the needs of people with digestive disease. Interested patients diagnosed with any cancer of the digestive tract can call (877) 902-2232 to make an appointment. 

Genetic Counseling

Certain gastrointestinal cancers have been found to be linked to inherited genetic factors. Our genetic counseling specialists offer participants and their families genetic counseling, risk assessment, and appropriate genetic testing for many hereditary cancers, including colorectal cancer, lynch syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis, pancreatic cancer and others.

Precision Medicine

We are able to make acutely informed treatment decisions based on knowledge gained from our next-generation sequencing platforms. This technology allows us to learn as much as possible about each patient’s individual tumor and its biological nuances, and ensure a personalized treatment program.

Total Care

People being treated at the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program have access to the world-class care available throughout Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Our staff will gladly help to coordinate referrals to clinicians whose services supplement GI cancer treatment. 

Insurance and Financial Services

Most of our physicians accept major forms of medical insurance. Once one of our physicians outlines a treatment plan, our account administrators can help with any insurance and financial issues, such as verifying insurance coverage, obtaining authorizations, planning for out-of-pocket expenses and setting up a payment plan, if needed.

Hospital Guest Facility

The Guest Facility at the Helmsley Medical Tower is located next-door to Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. This location makes the Guest Facility at the Helmsley Medical Tower ideal accommodations for patients and their families scheduled for early-morning medical tests or hospital visits, or those in need of follow-up attention. The facility is also the answer for people who live out of town and require extended care, or those who want around-the-clock proximity to a hospitalized loved one. 

Palliative Care

Palliative care providers are experts trained in symptom management whose goal is to enable patients to live comfortably as they navigate the not-so-comfortable side effects that accompany cancer and its treatment. Our palliative care team members work with you and your family to offer relief from pain, symptoms, and stress associated with your disease. 

Support Groups

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offer a wide variety of supportive care and oncology resources for people with cancer and their caregivers. Click here to view a full list.

Transplantation 

Liver transplantation is a highly effective treatment option for eligible liver cancer patients. We offer this service via our close collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian’s Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, which boasts one of the highest transplant volumes in the country, along with the some of the highest success rates and shortest wait times.