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Port Jefferson Station - July 30, 2019 - New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) announced the opening of their latest cancer center at 49 Route 347 in Port Jefferson Station. This center is their 15th in Suffolk County and represents the 30th NYCBS cancer center across Nassau County, Bronx, Manhattan and Queens.
“We have taken all of the experience that we have gathered over the last fifty years of this practice taking care of patients in Suffolk County and used all of it to create this new center,” said Dr. Jeff Vacirca, CEO of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. “We’ve spent many years treating and listening to patients to understand many of their needs and have crafted a Cancer Center to give them top-quality treatment as well as all the services under one roof. This is all about the best patient experience as possible.”
As patients enter into the new 20,000 square foot cancer center, they will be met by a greeter who will make sure that they get exactly to the place they need to go as we want every patient to have the same remarkable experience and want them to know that we value their time as much as we value our own. Within this new center, NYCBS will offer services to patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The new center will be open on weekends and holidays.
This cancer center will be equipped with state-of-the-art Imaging including PET, CT, as well as new MRI and ultrasound technologies so patients don’t have to run all over Long Island to get much-needed advanced imaging exams to best evaluate their disease. Within a mile of this center, NYCBS has its state-of-the-art Radiation Center and CyberKnife technology next door providing the highest technology available to patients in the region.
Traditionally, the services available in this center are offered at different locations forcing patients to travel for care. In this new center, NYCBS will offer highly trained oncologists and hematologists, infusional therapy, diagnostic services, social work, pharmacy, psychological services, nutritional consult as well as many other opportunities to treat patients as a whole and not just their disease.
Dr. Vacirca added: “We want to be able to offer the newest therapies to all of our patients on Long Island and this is our starting point, with more than fifty clinical trials available we can bring the newest and best drugs to our patients. This is a proud moment for those dedicated to comprehensive cancer care.”
An additional NYCBS’ goal constructing this new center is to have all integrated services available under one roof with the least amount of hassle for patients. To that end, parking will be easy as steps away from the front door. Moreover, all appointments will be handled by NYCBS staff since as our patients know already them.
To see pictures from the Grand Opening, click here.
“We do everything we can to make sure that any patient who enters our office and needs to schedule a visit with any other doctor leaves with an appointment, not with a phone number,” Dr. Vacirca said.