Cancer/Oncology


(718) 963-6170

The medical oncologists at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center have expert knowledge in every aspect of cancer diagnosis and treatment and are committed to providing patients with supportive, compassionate, quality care close to home. Multidisciplinary cooperation with the Departments of SurgeryRadiation OncologyRadiology, and Pathology ensures coordination and development of the best treatment options available to patients who have been diagnosed with:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical and Uterine Cancers
  • Colon and Rectal Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Hodgkins Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thyroid Cancer

Medical Services
Under the supervision of Dr. Maria Jacqueline Nieto  a complete range of cancer care is provided by our team of board certified medical oncologists, including:

  • Inpatient care on our 22-bed oncology unit
  • ambulatory chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapy
  • short term and long term care and disease management
  • transfusions
  • infusions of antibiotics
  • bone marrow transplants
  • stem cell transplantation
  • education and support

Supportive Care
To relieve pain, aid in coping with illness and improve quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment, our physicians may also recommend:

  • nutritional counseling
  • pain management
  • complementary medicine
  • rehabilitation therapy
  • psychosocial counseling
  • pastoral care services
  • palliative care

Prevention and Early Detection
Early diagnosis and intervention are key factors to successful cancer treatment outcomes.

Through our community outreach activities, the Division of Oncology encourages a proactive approach to prevention and early detection. Free screenings are offered throughout the year at both the Hospital and its satellite clinics. Educational lectures are presented by specialized clinical experts to increase disease awareness. Active participation by the Hospital's medical, nursing and ancillary staff in local events such as the American Cancer Society Annual Relay For Life demonstrates our support for the important work that is being done throughout our community for cancer patients and their families.

Celebrating Survivorship
As improved therapies enable patients to live free of cancer, the oncology physicians and nurses at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center host an annual Celebrate Life barbecue for our cancer patients and their families and friends. The entire Wyckoff community — hospital employees, community physicians, local merchants — embraces this wonderful event, donating time, food, and services in acknowledgment of the courage our cancer patients have shown in their journey towards renewed health.


GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY 

GYN Oncology Services

Wyckoff's Gyn Oncology Department treats all gynecologic malignancies including vulvar, vaginal, cervical, uterine and ovarian malignancies, breast cancer diagnosis and follow-up treatment. Chemotherapy in conjunction with medical oncology and radiation therapy in conjunction with Radiation Oncology is used.

Patient Services and Treatments:

  • Screenings for HPV (pre cancerous cells)
  • Vulvar and vaginal colposcopies
  • LEEP cone and cryo procedures
  • Endometrial biopsies for irregular and post-menopausal bleeding
  • Pre-cancerous lesions
  • Invasive Cancers
        • Cervical Cancers
        • Recurrent Cervical Cancers
        • Endometrial Cancers
        • Recurrent Endometrial
        • Vulvar Cancers
        • Vaginal Cancers
        • Ovarian and Tubal Cancers
        • Inoperable or Stage IV
        • Recurrences

HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY

The Hematologists and Oncologists at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center have expert knowledge in every aspect of cancer diagnosis and treatment and are committed to providing patients with supportive, compassionate, quality care close to home.   Multidisciplinary cooperation with the Departments of SurgeryRadiation OncologyRadiology, and Pathology ensures coordination and development of the best treatment options available to patients who have been diagnosed with:

Cancers:

  • Breast Cancer 
  • Cervical and Uterine Cancers
  • Colon and Rectal Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Hodgkins Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia  
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma  
  • Melanoma  
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer  
  • Skin Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
Diseases of Blood:
  • Anemia
  • White Cell Disorders
  • Bleeding Problems
  • Immune Disorders
  • Thalassemia

UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY

Welcome to the website of the Division of Urology of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.  At Wyckoff, our aim is to treat patients in an effective manner utilizing the latest medical knowledge and techniques enabling us to provide the very best outcomes for our patients.  Our goal is to deliver these services in a clean, modern facility where the patient's needs are our first priority.

Our department consists of Board Certified Urologists who provide outpatient care in their private offices as well as in the ambulatory care hospital outpatient facilities. For patients requiring hospitalization, their inpatient care is supervised by our attending urologists.  All patients are treated equally regardless of financial considerations.  Patients requiring immediate care are seen in our emergency department, both pediatric and adult. Those deemed ill enough are admitted, others are referred for follow up in our ambulatory facilities.
At Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, we have a comprehensive array of the latest medical equipment and can provide for any and all Urologic illnesses.  Kidney Stones are treated with the latest laser technology so that surgery for kidney stones is rarely performed.  Prostate problems are treated in the least invasive method possible, using the most recent technology available.

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center ancillary departments, such as Radiology, are equipped to perform any and all studies relative to urology.  We perform Renal and Bladder sonograms, IVP's, CT scans and Renal Scans. Our Urology Department strives for excellence. Our physicians are highly trained in the most current technology and are available for personal consultation. 

Programs and Services:

  • Enlarged Prostates
  • Urinary Tract Infections 
  • Infertility Problems 
  • Kidney Stones 
  • Bladder Disorders 
  • Urinary Incontinence (loss of urine) 
  • Prostatitis 
  • Bladder, Kidney and Prostate Cancers 
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
  • Urine Retention (inability to effectively relieve urine) 
  • Erectile Dysfunction 
  • Scrotal Masses (lumps, bumps, swellings) 
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)



Maria Jacqueline Nieto, MD
Director, Hematology Oncology
Tel: (718) 906-3976

Dr. Clifton Lee
Attending,
Ext: 6768

Dr. Nelli Former
Attending,

Clinical Oncology
Tel: (718) 963-6170

Rupert Thompson, MD, FACS, FICS
Director, Urology
Tel: (718) 963-7602

Faramarz Zarghami, MD
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Tel: (718) 963-7331

To find an oncologist / urologist, click:
Physician Directory

To make an appointment, please call:
(718) 963-7676

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