The Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter Medical includes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program. It has the resources and expertise to handle both peritoneal and pleural mesothelioma cases.
For more than 30 years, Jupiter Medical Center has provided personalized treatment plans and the latest technology to guide cancer patients through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
With more than 600 physicians, the medical center provides specialty care in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, digestive health, lung and thoracic care, and emergency services.
It also includes the Joe Namath Neurological Research Center, dedicated to improving long-term recovery from traumatic brain injuries.
The center’s cancer experts provide patients with the finest possible care. The advanced treatment options available include intraoperative radiation therapy, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and novel chemotherapy procedures.
The Foshay Center is equipped to handle both common and rare diseases, and it is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Only 30 percent of the cancer programs in the country have obtained this prestigious designation.
The Jupiter Medical Center benefits from a unique partnership with the renowned Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. This collaboration has advanced clinical care, innovation and research in South Florida.
Surgical oncologist Dr. Shanel Bhagwandin brought his expertise from Mount Sinai, allowing Jupiter Medical to offer the innovative cytoreduction with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) procedure.
Only select cancer centers around the country can perform this combination treatment. It works exceptionally well for abdominal cancers, including peritoneal mesothelioma.
“We’re now able to offer patients an option here that wasn’t available before,” Bhagwandin said. “It could make a very significant difference. When you tell a patient he may be leaving the operating room with no disease left inside, that is powerful.”
Dr. K. Adam Lee is the medical director of the Thoracic Surgery and Lung Center. He takes the lead on cases involving pleural mesothelioma.
Lee is a national pioneer in minimally invasive lung and chest surgeries. He has also expanded the reach of the Jupiter Medical Center’s cancer program through the innovative use of robotics.
His lung cancer program includes advanced imaging services, a lung nodule clinic, a CT lung screening program, a thoracic multidisciplinary clinic and a survivorship program.
“Patients in our area who used to travel a great distance to get the best possible care don’t have to do that anymore,” Bhagwandin said. “We have it all right here.”
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Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His specialty is interviewing top mesothelioma specialists and researchers, reporting the latest news at mesothelioma cancer centers and talking with survivors and caregivers. Read More