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Colorectal / Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment

  • When you choose Einstein, you benefit from an all-inclusive center for evaluation and treatment of colorectal cancer.

    We treat these colorectal cancers:

    • Anus / anal canal
    • Colon
    • Esophagus
    • Gastrointestinal/digestive tract
    • Large intestine
    • Pancreas
    • Rectum
    • Stomach

    RADIATION THERAPY FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

    Radiation therapy directs high-energy beams to shrink cancer cells and tumors. We offer options using the Varian Trilogy linear accelerator (LINAC)intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a minimally invasive cancer treatment using heat to destroy cancer cells.

    SURGICAL OPTIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

    We use the latest video-assisted technology to identify the full extent of your cancer and offer both traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat it, including:

    • Polypectomy to remove polyps, small growths on the inner lining of the colon, using a colonoscopy
    • Local excision to remove the cancer and surrounding tissue in the rectum wall
    • Laparoscopic colon resections to remove part or all of the colon, including the cancer and surrounding tissue

    CANCER CARE PROVIDED BY A TEAM OF EXPERTS

    Your colorectal gastrointestinal cancer team will develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. They will meet regularly to discuss your progress and test results and update your care plan to ensure your best outcome.

    Medical Oncologist
    John Leighton, MD

    Radiation Oncologists
    Kenneth Zeitzer, MD, FACRO
    Anudh Jain, MD
    Angelica Montesano, MD, FACRO

    Surgeons
    Richard Greenberg, MD

    Diagnostic Radiologist
    Suzanne Somerton, MD

    Gastroenterologist
    Richard Menin, MD

    Pathologist
    Manjalal Balasubramanian, MD

    Locations

    Cancer Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Braemer Heart Building - 1st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    Phone: 215-456-3880
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    Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
    559 West Germantown Pike
    East Norriton, PA 19403
    Phone: 1-484-622-1000
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    Cancer Center at Center One
    9880 Bustleton Avenue
    Suite 332
    Philadelphia, PA 19115
    Phone: 215-827-1570
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    Learn more about gastrointestinal and digestive health treatment at Einstein.

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  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.346.7834

    Accreditation & Partnerships


    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

    American Society for Radiation Oncology
    NCCCP medium
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