Part three of our six part series of top-notch services and amenities at our local hospitals
"The mission of Norwalk Hospital is to provide uniquely excellent, innovative, and compassionate health care with exceptional outcomes."
Norwalk Hospital is a 328-bed, not-for-profit, acute care community teaching hospital with over 500 physicians on its active medical staff, many of whom trained at the nation’s leading medical schools and hospitals, and 2,000 health professionals and support personnel.
Their signature services include— Cancer Services, Cardiovascular Services, Digestive Diseases/Gastroenterology, Emergency Services, Orthopedics and Neurospine Services, and Women's and Children's Services.
The first and only hospital in Fairfield County to have Robotic Surgery Simulation.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System allows their expert physicians to perform minimally invasive surgery so patients have smaller scars, less pain, and a more rapid return to normal activities.
They have had great success using the da Vinci Robotic System for the treatment of Gynecologic disorders including pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal bleeding, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence; as well as, Urological procedures like Robotic Prostatectomy, considered the "gold standard" as the most advanced surgical option for qualified prostate cancer patients.
Providing premier clinical service, the cancer program features advanced preventive, diagnostic, treatment and aftercare services, including Digital Mammography with computer-assisted detection, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography) scanning, Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Clinical Trials and cancer Support Groups.
Specialize in treating
- Blood cancers/disorders
- Breast cancer
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Lung and thoracic cancer
- Prostate cancer
The American College of Surgeons accredited the Whittingham Cancer Center as a comprehensive community cancer center. They offer patients outstanding, state-of-the-art, compassionate cancer care from Chemotherapy, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (that precisely targets tumors) to Advanced Clinical Trials, complementary Medical Therapies, Genetic Counseling and Support Groups for patients and their loved ones.
Expert Team of Medical and Radiation Oncologists coordinate Chemotherapy/Biologic therapies and the most Advanced Radiation therapy technologies (such as IGRT or image-guided radiation therapy).
A patient's individual treatment plan is determined by a multi-disciplinary tumor board, consisting of:
Access to Cutting-edge Clinical Trials
Available from the National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies around the world. Phase I, II and III studies enable patients to take advantage of new treatments years before they become available for general use. And if the very best treatment for a particular cancer is not available at the center, they will gladly recommend and help arrange a consultation at another institution. Physicians and staff work closely with those in other cancer centers to make treatments as coordinated and convenient as possible.
Warm, Relaxed Atmosphere sets patients at ease as an entire team of highly trained oncology nurses, social workers and family therapists will attend to the many new practical, emotional and family challenges that cancer brings.
Additional Quality Services
- Highly acclaimed Support Groups for patients, their children and family members
- Educational lectures
- Complementary Medicine Services
- Prevention And Screening Programs, and more
Offers comprehensive and compassionate services, from screening and rapid diagnosis to referrals, support, and counseling. Their medical director is a nationally recognized breast cancer expert. At the Breast Health Center they are concerned with treating the entire individual - body, mind and spirit - through an inter-connected community of care and resources like counseling and education because they firmly believe that the more informed you are the more empowered you are.
- Breast Health Navigator, a specially trained nurse is expert at guiding you through the healthcare system, coordinating all your follow-up needs, helping you with social services, arranging diagnostic services, helping you and your loved ones find resources and support, and advocating for financial assistance for patients without insurance.
- Volunteer Network, of all breast cancer survivors, are readily available to ease you through the process
- Newly Diagnosed Support Group
- Nutrition Consultation
- Circle of Friends Program
- Lymphedema Assessment
- Necessities Bag, for women undergoing mastectomy or reconstructive surgery
Check out their video library of breast-related procedures to learn more information about breast health at their Health Library.