Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment
Orange Regional Medical Center’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Program is staffed by physicians, nurses and other medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating the full range of gastrointestinal cancers. Each cancer is unique, as is each patient—our job is to provide the appropriate, most effective treatment options for a patient’s individual diagnosis and unique needs.
Comprehensive Care & Cutting-edge Technologies
The Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at Orange Regional Medical Center is committed to providing patients and their families with the highest quality and most comprehensive care available. We employ cutting-edge technologies through every phase of treatment, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic methods, robotic surgery, highly advanced radiation therapy technology, clinical trials and much more.
From cancer screenings, X-rays to endoscopy and PET/CT, we offer a comprehensive range of leading diagnostic tools - backed by a team of imaging experts.
50-60% of cancer patients receive some form of Radiation Therapy. A complex process of careful clinical evaluation and therapeutic decision making.
Our active Clinical Oncology Trials program enables us to provide patients at all stages of cancer with leading edge medical treatment and the highest level of care.
3D high definition endoscopy and state-of-the-art robotic technology virtually extends the surgeon's eyes and hands with extreme clarity and detail.
Our multi-disciplinary team holds considerable knowledge, skill and experience, and our emphasis as a team is on taking a collaborative, highly communicative approach to the treatment of every patient. Together, we work to provide our patients with a comfortable, healing environment in which they can receive the treatment they need.
About Gastrointestinal Cancer
The average risk that a person will develop stomach cancer in their lifetime is about 1 in 111.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for stomach cancer in the United States for 2017 are:
- About 28,000 cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed (17,750 in men and 10,250 in women)
- About 10,960 people will die from this type of cancer (6,720 men and 4,240 women)
Regardless of the particular type of cancer, gastrointestinal cancers can often be highly severe, and have numerous short- and long-term repercussions on a patient’s health and quality of life. Gastrointestinal cancers, especially colorectal cancer, are among the most frequently diagnosed. They also account for four of the five highest five-year cancer mortality rates, with pancreatic, liver, esophageal and stomach cancers proving especially aggressive and difficult to treat.
Education and Support
From cancer support groups and screenings to our clinical trials program, we provide comprehensive cancer care. If you or a loved one has cancer, count on Orange Regional’s experienced physicians, compassionate staff and live-saving technologies to fight the battle, together with you.
Our Patient Navigators are specially-trained to help guide and support you and your family through your cancer care treatment and recovery.
We are an active participant in the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS), a data collection and reporting system with near real-time information on cancer patients.
From living with cancer to living beyond it, at Orange Regional, we're proud and committed to offering survivorship services from support groups to rehabilitation.
We're committed to offering the best available survivorship services. This is why we have implemented our comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Program.
Our Gastrointestinal Cancer Program is led by Dr. Paramjeet Singh, M.D., FACS. A skilled and talented member of Orange Regional Medical Group’s Department of Surgery. He has extensive training in Hepato-Biliary Surgical Services, Surgical Oncology Services, as well as General Surgery.
Cancer Support Groups & Classes
MEET OUR TEAM
- Eileen Schmidt,
Palliative Care Patient Navigator
Eileen Schmidt specializes in providing one-on-one guidance through your palliative care treatment. She also facilitates our Lung Cancer Support Group.
- Arvind G. Kamthan, M.D., M.R.C.P. (U.K.), F.A.C.P.,
Dr. Kamthan completed his medical training at SMS Medical College in India and residency training at Charleston Area Medical Center at West Virginia University with a fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Kamthan has been practicing medicine for over 23 years.
- Cleveland W. Lewis, Jr, MD,
Cleveland W. Lewis, Jr, MD is an Orange Regional Medical Group surgeon specializing in thoracic procedures. Dr. Lewis will also be serving as Assistant Director of the Surgical Residency program. Dr. Lewis received his medical degree and completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Duke University School of Medicine, in N.C.
- Nathaniel Margolis,
Medical Director, Breast Center
Nathaniel Margolis, M.D. is medical director of the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center. His combination of breast disease clinical knowledge and humane, compassionate care makes him the perfect leader for our nationally-recognized breast care program.
- Paramjeet Singh,
Medical Director, Surgical Oncology / General Surgeon
Paramjeet Singh, M.D., FACS is an Orange Regional Medical Group surgeon. He specializes in General Surgery and is Medical Director of Surgical Oncology. He provides patients with hepato-biliary surgical, trauma surgery surgical oncology services, as well as being a member of the Medical Group’s General Surgery team.
- Betty Koshy,
Manager, Radiation Oncology
- Regina Toomey Bueno,
- Peter Bezdicek,
- Eric Saint Clair,
- Nader Okby,
Tumor Site Development
- Sergey Koyfman,
Head & Neck Tumor
- Thomas Eanelli,
- Adel Abadir,
- Jeffrey Stewart,
Medical Director, Cancer Care Program
- Sara Sargente,
Head & Neck Cancer Patient Navigator
- Jayne O’Malley,
Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator
- Michele Worden,
Breast Cancer Patient Navigator
Count on Michele’s personal and clinical experience to help guide you through the wide range of services and treatments available at the nationally-accredited Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center.