Ascension St. John Hospital - Van Elslander Cancer Center

19229 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan 48236

Ascension Medical Group is a leading medical network in Michigan and includes Ascension St. John Hospital, one of the top hospitals for treatment in the Midwest region of the United States. Ascension Healthcare is affiliated with the Van Elslander Cancer Center, which treats various types of cancer, including malignant mesothelioma. The cancer center staff includes a peritoneal mesothelioma specialist.

Ascension St. John Hospital - Van Elslander Cancer Center
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Peritoneal Mesothelioma

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Ascension St. John Hospital - Van Elslander Cancer Center

19229 Mack Ave

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Dr. Richard Berri


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More Information About Ascension St. John Hospital – Van Elslander Cancer Center

Ascension St. John Hospital is located in Detroit, Michigan, and Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, among other locations. It is part of the Ascension Healthcare network of medical centers, which includes the Van Elslander Cancer Center in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Dr. Richard Berri is the Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Van Elslander Cancer Center. He treats patients with peritoneal mesothelioma.

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Experienced Mesothelioma Specialists

    • Dr. Richard Berri, Chief of Surgical Oncology
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    • Ascension St. John Hospital
    • Van Elslander Cancer Center
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Treatment Specialties

    • Cytoreduction surgery/HIPEC (peritoneal mesothelioma)
    • Systemic chemotherapy
    • Immunotherapy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Clinical trials
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Ascension Medical Group, affiliated with Van Elslander Cancer Center and Ascension St. John Hospital, is a top-notch medical institution in Michigan and the entire Midwest. Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma can have confidence in the staff at Ascension St. John. The mesothelioma care team consists of a surgeon, oncologists and even staff focused on post-treatment quality of life.

Why Choose Ascension St. John Hospital?

  • Trusted mesothelioma specialist on staff
  • HIPEC surgery for peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Multidisciplinary approach to treatment and quality of life

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Multidisciplinary Approach to Mesothelioma Treatment

The team at Ascension St. John Hospital and Van Elslander Cancer Center offers a long list of services, ranging from cancer treatments to quality of life care. The therapies available to patients with mesothelioma are:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation

Dr. Berri performs HIPEC with cytoreductive surgery for peritoneal mesothelioma. HIPEC is a heated chemotherapy that is combined with surgery to remove and destroy mesothelioma tumors from the abdominal cavity, where peritoneal mesothelioma forms and spreads.

Other services available to mesothelioma patients at Ascension St. John Hospital are:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Clinical trials
  • Social work
  • Dietary assistance
  • Financial counseling
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Hospital Ranking

    • Not ranked in the U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Hospitals Honor Roll
    • Ranked 12th in Detroit
    • Ranked 15th in the state of Michigan

Visit Ascension St. John Hospital for Mesothelioma Care

Ascension St. John Hospital is one of the top facilities for mesothelioma care, particularly peritoneal mesothelioma. Dr. Berri is an experienced surgeon and can perform the HIPEC procedure for this type of mesothelioma.

If you live in Michigan or other nearby states, please contact our patient advocate and registered nurse, Karen Ritter, at karen@mesotheliomaguide.com for help getting in touch with this cancer center or another one nearby.

If you do not live in the area but wish to visit this center, please contact Karen for options regarding travel grants. She may also have another cancer center within driving distance in mind that provides the same high level of mesothelioma care.

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About the Writer, Karen Ritter, RN BSN

Karen Ritter, a registered nurse, is the lead patient advocate for Mesothelioma Guide. She has a deep passion for patient care, which includes helping patients and their families search for treatment options at the top mesothelioma cancer centers. She finds the balance between encouraging patients to receive the best treatment possible while enjoying their time with loved ones and friends. Karen is a valuable asset for patients due to her knowledge of mesothelioma, compassion for the victims of this disease and dedication to guiding patients through their treatment journey.