The Gynecologic Oncology Practice of Steven R. Poliakoff, M.D.
Women with cancer who need the latest and most advanced surgical, medical and radiation therapy treatments receive the comprehensive, full spectrum care that they seek under the supervision of Steven R. Poliakoff, M.D., who is Gynecologic Oncologist Chairman at Women's and Children's Services at Mt. Sinai and Miami Heart on Miami Beach, as well as Executive Director of the Women's Cancer Research Foundation.
Dr. Poliakoff is at the forefront of prevention and treatment modalities for women's cancers. Internationally trained and currently lead investigator on international multi-center medical and surgical gynecological cancer protocols, Dr. Poliakoff is deeply involved with and committed to his patients, the latest treatment and prevention modalities, and ensuring that all women who are at risk are provided with the very latest information and treatment options.
Dr. Poliakoff and his staff find it exciting to witness the increased speed of improvements in cancer detection and treatment, particularly over the past five years. As such, they embrace and incorporate the latest techniques into their practice, including the most innovative means of assessment for cancer surgery, assessment of risks for cancer surgery, cancer surgery and treatment protocols once a woman has undergone cancer surgery. As part of their standard surgical therapies, they offer highly specialized, custom-designed protocols that incorporate a combination of surgery and radiation therapy.
In addition, Dr. Poliakoff works with two groups in France with whom they are continually developing more laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical therapies for the treatment of endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, the assessment of the progress of ovarian cancer and the use of less invasive types of procedures and other types of operative techniques. Often, Dr. Poliakoff is able to perform major gynecological surgery with minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques, providing his patients with the most expeditious opportunities for healing and regaining their sense of wellbeing, reducing their "downtime" considerably, enabling them to return to their daily activities with far greater speed than with previous protocols.
When post-operative chemotherapy is called for, the practice offers a state-of-the-art chemotherapy suite which provides a relaxing and soothing environment, including a DVD library, refreshments and spa-like treatments to soften the experience. For ovarian cancer, he has initiated a new cancer chemotherapy protocol which involves the usage of the newest drugs that prevent blood vessels from growing into cancer.
Integrative Oncology (Women’s Aesthetic Institute – Dedicated to easing the journey.)
A multimodality approach - incorporating cancer treatments with supportive therapy.
Standard approaches to the management of cancer include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Frequently these treatments are associated with side effects, some of which may be perceived as more overwhelming for the patient than the cancer might be.
With integrative oncology there is a 360-degree approach to the patient to help handle all the aspects of her therapy. This includes not only personalized chemotherapy, or hormonal therapy integrated with surgery or radiation therapy but also total body support. Stress relief, meditation, dietary counseling, nutritional assessment, physical activity, supplements, disease prevention, and interpersonal relationship help are now standard to the wellness plan for the cancer patient.
Just as we started with look good feel better to enhance acceptance and immune support for patients in therapy, now to be successful the total patient must undergo an integrative approach.