The practice has offices in Smithtown and Greenlawn.
The affiliation will allow the local practice to take part in more clinical trials that give patients access to new, advanced treatments.
“This arrangement broadens our resources and provides the opportunity for the best local cancer care for the Suffolk population,” said Richard Byrnes, MD, medical director of what is now known as North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute – North Shore Radiation Therapy, CyberKnife of Long Island. “The shared decision making with North Shore-LIJ experts means that patients will receive world-class cancer care close to their homes.”
The practice is now affiliated with the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute and the health system’s Department of Radiation Medicine.
Byrnes and Heather Zinkin, MD are part of the practice. Together, they treat more than 500 patients annually, including those with all types and stages of cancer.
The Smithtown office has offered CyberKnife radiosurgery since 2010. CyberKnife procedures involve high doses of radiation targeting a patient’s tumor as an alternative to surgery.
As a result of North Shore-LIJ’s affiliation with these facilities, their clinicians can take part in more clinical trials that give their patients access to new, advanced treatments.
The affiliation is part of North Shore-LIJ’s ongoing expansion of outpatient cancer services across the metropolitan area.
“Adding these medical practices and the CyberKnife technology to our fold enhances the already high-quality cancer care we offer to our patients and their loved ones,” said Louis Potters, MD, chair of the North Shore-LIJ Department of Radiation Medicine, and co-director of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute.
The network’s radiation medicine department has centers in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens, as well as Manhattan, making it one of the area’s largest academic radiation oncology departments.The North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute diagnoses and treats more than 16,000 cancer patients a year.
Several other medical offices share the radiation practice's building at 270 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn. It is next door to the Dolan Family Health Center.