“The facility has everything onsite,” said Mike Zeller, senior administrative director of NYU Langone Hosital’s new treatment center.
The new facility, called the Perlmutter Cancer Center, gives Langone doctors the ability to provide Brooklyn cancer patients with a comprehensive variety of treatment options, and all under one roof, according to Zeller.
Previously, patients undergoing radiation therapy at the Second Avenue medical center were forced to then travel to Bay Ridge, or other hospitals outside the borough to seek chemotherapy, outpatient oncology, and other forms of treatment.
In addition to a suite of four exam rooms, and 21 infusion chairs, the cancer center is equipped with a small arsenal of top-of-the-line medical tools, including the latest model of Varian linear accelerator, essentially a high-accuracy radiation gun, which ensures your tumors get melted — and the rest of you doesn’t, Zeller said.
“The challenge with radiation therapy is controlling the amount of radiation exposure, these new machines are precise in targeting the tumor and not harming the surrounding organs and tissues,” Zeller said.
Other patient amenities include a pharmacy and social workers, along with health and recovery counselors. — Chandler Kidd