COMPREHENSIVE HEMATOLOGY SERVICES AVAILABLE AT TRINITAS CANCER CENTER
Convenient Union, NJ office also open for initial consult and follow-up exam visits
The recent hiring of two hematology (blood disease) specialists brings added strength to the comprehensive services at the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center (TCCC). The offices of three highly skilled and compassionate, board-certified hematology specialists are located in the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center where hematology patients can benefit from a comprehensive staff, the latest treatments and technology, and a warm and caring environment that is more like a hotel than a hospital. To provide even more accessibility for Union County, hematology patients can also go to the Trinitas satellite office in Union for initial consult and follow-up exam visits.
Even though most hematological disorders are not cancers, hematology physicians are usually trained and experienced in treating cancers in addition to blood disorders. The most commonly treated hematological diseases are leukemia, anemia and thrombocytopenia.
"Patients benefit from our distinctive situation at the Trinitas Cancer Center," says William W. Kessler MD, Division Chief, Oncology and Teaching Director at Trinitas. "We have a core group of three highly skilled, board certified physicians who specialize in both oncology and hematology. Although most hematological disorders are not cancers, they can sometimes progress into cancer. Our dual specialties help us more effectively monitor our patientsí conditions and catch the cancer early if it happens. We have the latest medical resources and conveniences for patients, right here at the Cancer Center. Couple that with our outstanding and compassionate staff and itís an ideal option for our patients."
The TCCC team of specialists includes Dr. Kessler who is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He has also been serving as the Division Chief of Oncology and Teaching Director at Trinitas Hospital since 1985. Dr. Kessler is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Vincent E. Salerno, MD, joined the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in April 2006. He was previously a partner of Hematology & Oncology Associates of New Jersey in Union. He is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. Dr. Salerno did his fellowship in hematology-oncology at Saint Vincentís Hospital in New York and has been an associate professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and at New York Medical College. Gerardo Capo, MD, joined Trinitas in August 2006 after completing fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and St. Vincentís Hospital, both in Manhattan. He has collaborated on research papers on hematology and patients with HIV. He is board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. Dr. Capo is also fluent in Spanish, as are many of the nurses and staff. Many of the educational resources and patient education materials at the Comprehensive Cancer Center are also available in Spanish.
"The expansion of the hematological services at the Comprehensive Cancer Center is just another step toward our continuing goal of providing outstanding care for our local community and the region," said Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and CEO of Trinitas Hospital. "Treatment is provided under the skilled supervision of medical specialists along with certified and trained nurses, nutritionists and support services in order to provide accessible, personalized and compassionate care for people with hematological disorders."
For information on hematology services at Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, call 908-994-8000.
About Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center
Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center (TCCC) is located in a state-of-the-art 28,000-square-foot, five-story building on the campus of Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Center offers the most advanced technology available to cancer patients, including the following "firsts" in the state: the first Trilogy Linear Accelerator for radiation therapy, the first Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology, and the first AccuBoost Image-Guided Breast Irradiation. For more information about cancer care at Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center call 908-994-8000.
Posted: May 30, 2007