Change Type Size Print Friendly Page Email Page

The NCH Advantage • Expertise

Multidisciplinary team of cancer healthcare specialists

Northwest Community Hospital teams of highly experienced, board-certified physicians including surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, radiologists and other specialists, Magnet™-designated nurses, advanced practice nurses, social workers and nutrition professionals work together to provide the best possible cancer care throughout your cancer treatment process.

These teams meet weekly to review all NCH cancer diagnosis and treatment plans at least once—giving all of our cancer patients the benefit of ten or more second opinions. Topics reviewed at the cancer case study meetings include:

  • Patients' medical history
  • Diagnostic testing for cancer
  • Surgical procedures for cancer treatment
  • Stage of disease diagnosis
  • Treatment options for cancer
  • Pain management options for cancer

NCH's team-based approach to cancer treatment gives you the attention and care you deserve.

Meet our experts

Stephen Nigh, MD

Stephen Nigh, MD
Dr. Nigh, a radiation oncologist, is the medical director of Northwest Community Hospital's Radiation Oncology Department, and the medical director of the Hospital's CyberKnife® program. CyberKnife is the only dedicated, full-body radiosurgery system in the world that can treat tumors anywhere in the body—painlessly—without the need for invasive surgery.

Najeeb Mohideen, MD Najeeb Mohideen, MD
Dr. Mohideen is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Northwest Community Hospital.

Philip A. Lobo, MD Philip A. Lobo, MD
Dr. Lobo is a board-certified therapeutic radiologist at Northwest Community Hospital. After graduating from the University of Bombay, Dr. Lobo completed his residency at the University of Illinois and fellowship at the Henri Mondor Hospital in Paris, France.

Second Opinion Program for prostate cancer

Through the Second Opinion Program, our experienced prostate cancer team helps men weigh the pros and cons of the latest prostate cancer treatment options. The main goal of NCH's second opinion program is to ensure that prostate cancer patients get what they need, when they need it. To request a second opinion, call our prostate nurse navigator at 847.618.6572.

Personalized, ongoing support from our Cancer Nurse Navigators

If you are diagnosed with breast, gastrointestinal, pancreatic or prostate cancer, specially trained nurses are available to help you and your family every step of the way. These nurse navigators will help you understand your cancer treatment options, assist you with scheduling tests and appointments, and help you find the resources you need before and after cancer treatment. They are available to listen and provide support any time you need them.

We also explore the emotional side of care giving through the Schwartz Center Rounds. These unique multidisciplinary sessions have been proven to help our clinical staff connect better with patients, and enhance their ability to understand the effects of illness on patients and their families.

Get the cancer care you deserve. Use our online directory to find a physician or call 847.618.4YOU (4968) for a cancer specialist who is right for you.

Back To Top
Last Updated 04/10/2009