New Jersey Urology Opens Cancer Care Center in Saddle Brook, NJ

New NJU cancer center in Saddle Brook, N.J., offers state-of-the-art infusion services for genitourinary cancers

We’re proud to announce the opening of New Jersey Urology (NJU) Cancer Care Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Led by Dr. Elan Diamond, Medical Director of Urologic Oncology, the state-of-the-art infusion center provides treatment for prostate, bladder, kidney, penile, and testicular cancers. The new 11,500+ square-foot facility located at 160 Pehle Avenue, Suite 400, features six exam rooms and a 20-chair infusion suite that were designed to maximize patient comfort.

“We are proud to offer our patients the highest level of care possible in our new infusion center,” said Dr. Elan Diamond. “This site is the next step in our efforts to deliver state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care for our patients who are diagnosed with urologic malignancies. Here, patients will be cared for by top-notch staff, receive the latest in cancer therapies, and have the opportunity to participate in the most exciting clinical trials in the field.”

A dedicated staff includes a clinical pharmacist trained in oncology medicine, oncology-certified registered nurses, and clinical and navigation teams who work collaboratively to ensure each patient gets the personalized care and attention they need. Patients also have access to specialized on-site laboratory services and clinical research programs.

“The completed NJU Infusion Center is the crown jewel of our assets. It represents the fulfillment of our vision to provide the best possible care for our patients from initial diagnosis through treatment completion–even when that treatment requires systemic therapy for advanced disease,” said Dr. Marty Goldstein, Chief of Urology at Summit Health CityMD. “What Dr. Diamond and his exemplary staff have managed to build is truly impressive and a testament to the value they place on the patient experience.”

Congratulations to all those involved with “NJU Cancer Care Center at Saddle Brook,” the latest enhancement to Summit Health’s oncology services in northern New Jersey.

Pictured above: a ribbon-cutting ceremony with providers, staff, and company leaders marked the opening of NJU Cancer Care Center in Saddle Brook, N.J.

New Jersey Urology is now a Summit Health Company

Summit Health, the region’s premier integrated network of urgent, primary, and specialty care, today announced the additions of New Jersey Urology (“NJU”) and Westmed Medical Group (“Westmed”), a multispecialty medical practice with locations in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT.

With these new partners, Summit Health now includes more than 2,500 providers, 12,000 employees, and over 340 locations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Central Oregon, offering patients a seamless experience across a full spectrum of high-quality primary, specialty, and urgent care. Both Westmed and NJU will initially continue to operate under their current brands as “A Summit Health Company.”

The addition of NJU greatly enhances Summit Health’s urologic service line and complements its cancer services. “NJU’s more than 150 urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and clinicians have chosen to partner with Summit Health due to our shared commitment to the highest quality of integrated patient care,” added Dr. Martin Goldstein.

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Cancer Care Center | Medical Oncology in Saddle Brook, NJ

New Jersey Urology Opens New Cancer Care Center in Saddle Brook, NJ

New Jersey Urology (NJU) is pleased to announce the opening of a brand-new Cancer Care Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. This NJU Cancer Care Center offers the most comprehensive oncology care with state-of-the-art treatment in a safe and compassionate environment.

Dr. Elan Diamond, Director of Medical Oncology, will lead the Cancer Care Center at Saddle Brook. Dr. Diamond is a board-certified genitourinary oncologist specializing in the care of prostate, bladder, kidney, penile, and testicular cancers. As Director of NJU’s oncology program, Dr. Diamond is committed to treating his patients with the most compassionate care possible and providing access to the most important clinical trials in urologic oncology. He will continue to see patients at NJU’s Cancer Treatment Centers in Bloomfield and West Orange, NJ.

The new 11,500+ square foot facility was designed with patient access, education, and comfort in mind. Six exam rooms and a 20-chair infusion center will allow for easier patient access to clinical office visits. In addition to Dr. Diamond, the dedicated Cancer Care Center staff includes a clinical pharmacist who is specialty trained in oncology medicine as well as oncology-certified registered nurses. The clinical and navigation teams work collaboratively to ensure each patient gets the personalized care and attention they need.

Cancer Care Center patients will also have access to specialized on-site laboratory services and clinical research programs as directed by their care team.

Cancer Care Center at Saddle Brook
160 Pehle Avenue, Suite 400
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
(973) 873-7029

What is Urologic Care and When Do I Need One?

What is Urologic Care?

“Urology” (uro—urinary tract; logos—study of) is the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats diseases of the urinary tract in males and females and the reproductive tract in males. The urinary organs under the “domain” of urology include the kidneys, the ureters (tubes connecting kidneys to the urinary bladder), the urinary bladder, and the urethra (channel that conducts urine from the bladder out). These body parts are responsible for the production, storage and release of urine. The male reproductive organs that a urologist cares for are the testes, epididymis (structures above and behind the testicle where sperm mature and are stored), vas deferens (sperm duct), seminal vesicles (structures that produce the bulk of semen), prostate gland and the scrotum and penis. These body parts are responsible for the production, storage, and release of reproductive fluids. The reproductive and urinary tracts are closely connected, and disorders of one oftentimes affect the other…thus urologists are referred to as “genitourinary” specialists.

Urology is a balanced specialty – urologists treat men and women young and old, from pediatric to geriatric. Whereas most physicians are either medical doctors or surgeons, a urologist is both, with time divided between a busy office practice and the operating room. Although most urologists are men, more and more women are entering the urological workforce.

It takes extensive training to become a urologist. My pathway to urology was 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 2 years of general surgery residency, 4 years of urology residency and 1 year of specialty fellowship training in pelvic medicine and reconstructive urology. I started practicing at age 33.

The American Board of Urology logo

Board certification is the equivalent of a lawyer passing the bar exam. There are three board certifications in urology: general urology, pediatric urology, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Thereafter, one must maintain board certification by participating in continuing medical education and pass a recertification exam every ten years. Every urologist at New Jersey Urology is either board-certified or board-eligible (the younger urologists who have not yet sat for the board exam). Some, like myself, are double board-certified.

A Comprehensive Team Approach

Although urology is a unique and niche specialty, there is some overlap with other medical and surgical disciplines, including nephrology (specialists in medical diseases of the kidney); oncology (medical cancer specialist); radiation oncologist (radiation cancer specialists); radiology (imaging specialists); gynecology (female specialists); endocrinology (hormone specialists); and infectious disease (infection specialists).

The NJU Urology Team

When Does One Need Urologic Care?
Although many of our patients are sent over by their primary care physicians, many others directly seek our care. Urologists are the male counterparts to gynecologists and the go-to physicians when it comes to expertise in male pelvic health. Although gynecologists treat only females, urologists care for both genders. Providing healthcare to females is a routine part of urology and commonly treated female issues include recurrent urinary infections, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

When to see a urologist checklistCommon reasons for a referral or visit to a urologist include:

  • Blood in the urine or semen (whether visible or found on a urine test)
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Irregularities of the prostate on digital rectal examination (DRE)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary disease:
    • Urinary leakage or control issues
    • Inability to urinate (urinary retention)
    • Urinary frequency
    • Urinary infections
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urologic Cancers

Sexual dysfunction is a common condition managed by the urologist—erectile dysfunction, ejaculation problems, and testosterone issues. Urologists treat not only male infertility, but also create male infertility when it is desired by performing voluntary male sterilization (vasectomy). Testicular pain and swelling are also the domain of urologists.

Another large component of urological practice is the management of infections that may involve the bladder, kidneys, prostate, testicles and epididymis. Kidney stones are another key issue that keeps urologists busy. To manage stones that fail to pass spontaneously, urologists have at their disposal minimally invasive, outpatient techniques with new generation shockwave devices and miniaturized fiberoptic telescopes with laser technology.

Urologic Cancers
Urological surgery involves operating on patients with potentially life-threatening illnesses, and cancers of the genital and urinary tracts are common and a major part of urological practice. These include prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and cancer of the kidney and renal pelvis (the inner part of the kidney that collects the urine).

Men age 40 and older who have a life expectancy of 10 years or greater should be screened for prostate cancer, the most common male cancer (aside from skin cancer), whether it is by their primary care physician or urologist. Screening is vital since prostate cancer does not cause symptoms until it progresses to advanced stages and screening aims to detect prostate cancer in its earliest and most curable states. Screening is as simple as an annual digital rectal examination and a PSA blood test.

Women with kidney and bladder cancer are also managed by urologists, although the prevalence of these cancers is much less in females. Urologists are the specialists who treat testicular, penile, and adrenal cancer. After definitive cancer care, patients will need follow-up for an indefinite period of time and it is urologists who provide this aftercare.

Cutting-Edge Surgical Advancement
Urology has always been on the cutting edge of surgical advancements (no pun intended) with continued evolution into improved and less invasive techniques. Urologists have at their disposal a host of minimally invasive technologies including fiber-optic scopes to view the entire inside of the urinary tract, as well as ultrasound, lasers, laparoscopy and robotics. As a result, many procedures that used to be done on an inpatient basis are now performed on an outpatient basis.

New Jersey Urology has been at the forefront of robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery that has largely replaced open surgery. The urologist with a dedicated team of assistants harnesses the powers of the robot, an extraordinary example of human-machine symbiosis. It affords numerous advantages including high-quality 3D vision, motion scaling, and enhancement of surgeon dexterity, which translates to numerous benefits and advantages to the patient. New Jersey Urology has the largest experience in robotic urology procedures in New Jersey, particularly cancer and reconstructive urological surgery. Single-port access – even more minimally-invasive than the conventional multi-port robotic technology – is the latest iteration and evolution and New Jersey Urology has the largest clinical experience with this in the Northeastern United States.

Standard robotic laparoscopic surgeries require 5-6 small incisions, whereas the revolutionary single port robotic procedure combines them into one keyhole incision.

Clinical Research
Clinical research is a vital part of urology and New Jersey Urology has numerous ongoing clinical trials in prostate cancer, bladder cancer, benign prostate hypertrophy, and overactive bladder. Dr. Elan Diamond is the medical director of clinical research and the center for advanced prostate cancer therapeutics that offers many novel medications and immunotherapy. Genomic science has enabled the ability to determine the molecular blueprint of cancers, the key to assessing their biological potential. Determining a cancer’s unique genetic profile provides the potential for “precision medicine,” individualized and customized treatment strategies with agents targeted against the specific mutations, a treatment based upon cancer biology and no longer only cancer histology.

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