Program areas at SMH
Outpatient cancer:as part of the sidney kimmel comprehensive cancer center at johns hopkins, Sibley's oncology department is part of the only cancer center in Maryland to carry the National cancer institute's designation as a comprehensive cancer center, and one of just 41 such centers in the u.s. The care Sibley's oncology department provides is integrated with the center at the johns hopkins Hospital and other johns hopkins locations. This gives the local team of physicians access to the newest therapies, treatments and research to assist in developing and delivering a treatment plan tailored to patients' individual needs. Should the treatment plan call for surgery, radiation therapy, or other services, our team works with the patient to coordinate every aspect of care.in outpatient cancer, patients are treated using medical oncology and/or radiation oncology described in more detail below:medical oncologythe kimmel cancer center at Sibley brings the most advanced science and medicine, including immunotherapy and clinical trials, to the region. Our physicians work with physician scientists so that new treatments can be quickly translated from the lab to patients. Radiation oncologythe radiation oncology department at the Sibley cancer center is an innovative program with nationally recognized experts in the field. Doctors and staff will take as much time as necessary to help patients and their families understand their options and feel comfortable with their choices.once the patient, along with their physician, have agreed to move forward with radiation oncology, the next steps in identifying the best treatment plan involves getting to know the patient and their family in order to best understand the patient's medical situation. To schedule this consultation with one of our radiation oncology specialists, the patient needs a referral from their primary care physician or from a medical specialist such as an urologist, surgeon, or medical oncologist. The consultation process will determine if radiation therapy would be beneficial for the patient. If the patient is a candidate for radiation therapy and consents to begin treatment, the next step in the clinical process is the scheduling of a ct simulation procedure. The nursing team will contact the patient with instructions to prepare for the simulation appointment.sibley offers the following radiation therapy options: proton therapy (the proton therapy center is one of the largest and most advanced centers in the u.s. with three treatment rooms and more than 30 specialists, the center combines the unsurpassed expertise of the team, innovative technology and advancements in research to provide tailored cancer treatments for children and adults). Conventional radiation therapy 3d conformal intensity-modulated image-guided brachytherapy active breathing coordinator
Woman/infant services:sibley is the most trusted Hospital in the Washington d.c. area for moms and dads-to-be delivering more babies than any other Hospital in the district with over 4,000 deliveries annually. The space is designed from the ground up to deliver a special birthing experience that combines exceptional comfort and amenities with the latest medical technology. The mother along with her partner will labor, give birth and recover in one location. Amenities in each room include a birthing bed, rocking and reclining chairs, telephone, television and a shower with water massage. Dedicated nurses work alongside the patient's physician to help the patient stay comfortable and to offer expert guidance and support during the labor and birth of the child as well as during recovery. Right after the baby is born, the nurse will put the baby on the mother's chest. The first hours of snuggling skin-to-skin let the mother and her baby get to know each other.sibley also has international board-certified lactation consultants who will visit the patient during their stay and offer specialized support. Breastfeeding classes are offered daily.neonatologists and neonatal nurses attend all complicated deliveries and complete an initial assessment on all newborns in the first hours of life. If the baby should require specialized medical care, Sibley's special care nursery has a team of experienced neonatal nurses and neonatologists who are here 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The special care nursery is equipped with advanced technology and is able to deliver optimal around-the-clock care to babies with special medical needs. Parents are welcome in the special care nursery 24-hours-a-day and are encouraged to spend as much time as possible with their baby.childbirth classes are also offered at Sibley and are designed to help educate pregnant women and their families about options during childbirth and how to support women during labor. Classes are taught by certified childbirth educators (cee). There are many choices for first-time and repeat parents. Parents will have an opportunity to learn how to prepare for labor and birth and how to care for their newborn in the first weeks of life.maternal-fetal medicine (mfm) services are also offered at Sibley and provide comprehensive care to women and their families throughout pregnancy. Sibley's experts are specially trained to care for women with high-risk pregnancies, and offer prenatal care, genetic counseling, fetal ultrasound, and diagnosis and treatment of rare pregnancy complications. The goal as caregivers is to provide our patients with the support and education that they need to deliver a healthy baby. Mfm provides the following services:- antepartum testing - biophysical profile - nonstress test (nst)- fetal ultrasound and diagnostic procedures - amniocentesis - combined first-trimester nuchal translucency screening - cvs - doppler - fetal echocardiography - fetal neurosonology - obstetric ultrasound- genetic counseling: prenatal diagnosis and treatment center- maternal transport program- nicu
Perioperative services:performing well over 10,000 surgeries annually, Sibley offers a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient surgical services to serve its patients. Surgeons provide advanced surgical treatments including minimally invasive procedures and precise imaging technology during operations. Outpatient surgical procedures are generally performed at the ambulatory surgery center located adjacent to the Hospital while surgeries requiring an overnight stay are performed at the main operating room facility. The ambulatory surgery center has 4 operating rooms while the main operating room facility has 11 operating rooms. Sibley is the area leader in implementing advanced medical technology in its operating suites, including high-definition video technology and robotics. Experienced surgical personnel work together with leading surgeons to provide consistent, excellent surgical care.common types of surgical services provided include breast surgery, gynecology, hepato-pancreato-billary surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, surgical oncology, thoracic surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery and vascular surgery. Sibley is also recognized leader in orthopedics. A leading National healthcare research organization rated Sibley's orthopedic services among the best in the nation. Sibley is ranked among the top 100 Hospital programs in the country for hip replacement and is a benchmark Hospital for successful hip replacement surgeries, according to hcia. Over 60 arthroscopic surgeries are performed each week at Sibley. Endoscopic services are also provided at the endoscopy suite at Sibley. There is a six-room suite providing a full range of endoscopic services to individuals undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures on an outpatient or inpatient basis. The facility offers the highest level of quality care for its patients before, during and after examinations. The physicians are all board certified and the specialized nursing staff is highly trained and a.c.l.s certified. Sibley's commitment is to ensure the safety of patients providing the most technologically advanced possible setting.the procedure rooms are newly equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including high-definition endoscopes, digital imaging, flat screen monitors and computer-generated reports. These allow physicians to detect, sample and remove abnormal tissues even small and hard-to-find flat or slightly raised polyps.a full range of services is offered on the unit to diagnose, treat and manage digestive and respiratory disorders, including esophageal, gastric, small intestine, colonic, rectal, liver, biliary tract, pancreatic and lung. Endoscopic procedures offered include upper endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, ercp, anorectal nanometry, bronchoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (eus), and endobronchial ultrasound (ebus).