Gastrointestinal Cancer

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.

Diagnostic Services

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.

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Radiation Therapy

50-60% of cancer patients receive some form of Radiation Therapy. A complex process of careful clinical evaluation and therapeutic decision making.

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Clinical Trials

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.

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Robotic Surgery

3D high definition endoscopy and state-of-the-art robotic technology virtually extends the surgeon's eyes and hands with extreme clarity and detail.

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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

Gastrointestinal cancers include cancers of the colon, esophagus, liver, pancreas and stomach, as well as more rare cancers of the bile duct and gallbladder. Some gastrointestinal cancers are caused by hereditary conditions like Lynch syndrome and familial adenomatous polyposis.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center offers a variety of cancer support groups, education, and surviorship programs to patients.
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.

Patient Navigators

Our Patient Navigators are specially-trained to help guide and support you and your family through your cancer care treatment and recovery.

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Cancer Registry

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.

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Cancer Survivorship

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.

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Rehabilitation Program

We're committed to offering the best available survivorship services. This is why we have implemented our comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Program.

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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.

Should you have any questions about your stay at Orange Regional Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.

Healing Boutique

Healing Boutique
Our Boutique offers an intimate, healing environment where patients can come to find a variety of products or services to help restore confidence at any stage of cancer.

Cancer Support Groups & Classes

Explore our upcoming cancer support groups, healing yoga classes and events listed below in our online community calendar. To register or for more information, call 1-888-321-6762